In an effort to expand the provenance source of green ashes, The Morton Arboretum is partnering with the Ecological Research Institute of New Paltz, New York to hunt for the Lingering Ashes of Illinois. Ultimately, identifying these trees will result in stock material to be used as a seed source for reforestation and breeding efforts. Join us for a workshop led by Jonathan Rosenthal and Dr. Radka Wildova that will focus on training foresters, extension agents, and other outreach personnel on how to use the citizen science material developed by the Monitoring and Managing Ash project of New Paltz, NY. This will include training for the online data collection platform Anecdata.org, a field plot mapping app, scouting for presence of EAB, identifying mortality of green ashes, and field identification of lingering ashes. The goal of this workshop is to expand the reach of this ambitious citizen science project, and once completed we hope you will join us in the effort to train IL citizens across the state in the hunt for Lingering Ashes.
Date of Workshop: June 18Time: 9a - 2p9a Registration and Refreshments9:30a Workshop begins12p Lunch break12:45-2p Field tripLocation: The Morton ArboretumLunch: bring your own or purchase a catered box lunchCost of workshop: FREE Participant cap: 30