MANSFIELD If you haven't heard of the emerald ash borer, you soon will. It will kill every ash tree in Richland County when it gets here.
Kingwood Center, in conjunction with OSU Extension-Richland County, is sponsoring an informational workshop on the insect from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Kingwood Center Meeting Hall. The event is free.
Lucy Hunt, from the Ohio Department of Agriculture, will talk about what this pest does, where it is now, and the regulatory issues surrounding it.
Amy Stone, from OSU Extension-Toledo, has been battling this pest since it was first found in the Toledo area four years ago. She will share her experiences with it and talk about options for the homeowner with ash trees.
It is no longer a question of whether this bug will come to Richland County; it is only a question of when. Come and find out what your options are when it does.
For more information, call (419) 522-0211.