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Emerald Ash Borer meeting set for Dubuque Co.

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PEOSTA (KWWL) -

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will host a meeting about emerald ash borer (EAB) on Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. in Peosta.

The DNR is partnering with the Iowa State University Extension office, as well as the Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship for the gathering, which will be at Northeast Iowa Community College's Conference Center, 8342 NICC Dr.

EAB is an exotic, destructive insect that burrows into ash trees, killing them. It's been identified in 14 Iowa counties, including Dubuque.

"We are holding a series of these meetings around the state to provide helpful, usable information to prepare for one of the most destructive insects to hit the urban forest in decades," said Mark Shour, Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Entomologist.

Presenters will help identify ash trees, offer information about spotting infestations and lay out treatment options.

The meeting is free. For more information, contact Dubuque County ISU Extension office at 563-583-6496.

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