Monitoring and Managing Ash (MaMA) Workshop

Thursday, June 20, 2019
1:00pm - 4:30pm

Clearpool Campus
33 Clearpool Road
Carmel, New York 10512

Ash trees are being wiped out by the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive insect killing close to 100% of the ash in our region. Join us for a free workshop and learn how you can help to save these trees.

As a citizen scientist, you can help save ash trees!

The Managing and Monitoring Ash (MaMA) program, developed by of the Ecological Research Institute (ERI) in collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service, brings an innovative approach to ash conservation and EAB mitigation. MaMA’s citizen science projects enable reliable detection of “lingering ash” – native trees that remain healthy even after almost all the mature ash around them have died. These trees are likely genetically resistant to EAB, and provide the greatest hope for ash conservation and restoration.

The workshop will teach you how to:

  • recognize EAB damage
  • establish ash mortality monitoring plots for the rapidly growing MaMA Monitoring Plot Network
  • report lingering ash so they can be used for propagation.
  • manage ash stands to both mitigate EAB damage and achieve long-term conservation.

Learn from the expert who created the MaMA program:

  • Jonathan Rosenthal, ERI Director
  • Dr. Radka Wildova, ERI Senior Scientist

Earn continuing education credits

Participants can earn continuing education credits from the NYS Nursery and Landscape Association (3.5 CNLP), International Society of Arboriculture (1.25 Arborist; 1.25 BCMA Practice), and Cornell Cooperative Extension (3 Master Naturalist).

This workshop is free; advance registration is required.

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This workshop is funded by the Lower Hudson Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (LH PRISM) and is presented by the Ecological Research Institute in partnership with Green Chimneys and the Watershed Agricultural Council.


Contact Jonathan Rosenthal, ERI Director
845.419.5229 or