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Learn Top 10 Tree Insects and Diseases of Central Illinois

Top Tree Diseases & Insects Workshop

Please join University of Illinois Extension Horticulture- Livingston, McLean and Woodford County for a series of workshops designed to teach the community how to grow. The workshops will be sure to teach both novice and avid gardener's skills to grow flowers and vegetables fruitfully. Please visit the local Extension website for a full schedule of topics, dates and locations of upcoming classes – To register for this program, please visit or call the University of Illinois Extension McLean County office at (309) 663-8306. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please let our office know.

Top 10 Tree Diseases & Insects workshop will take place from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 28 at the McLean County Extension office at 1615 Commerce Parkway, Bloomington. The workshop will include an hour and a half presentation on both insects and diseases, with an hour break for lunch on your own. University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator, Kelly Allsup, and Plant Diagnostician Outreach Specialist, Diane Plewa will address the most likely culprits of tree decline in your backyard. The university receives an extensive amount of questions regarding tree health, including the not so simple question, "what is wrong with my tree?" During this session on tree diagnosis, we will help the homeowners attempt to answer that question.

Telltale signs and symptoms exhibited by trees from the most notorious insects and diseases in Central Illinois will be discussed. Learn when and how to send plant samples to the University of Illinois Plant Clinic for a definitive diagnosis and recommendation.

Participants will leave with educational handouts to assist with identifying these tree insects and diseases easier, and the knowledge to help prevent them from infecting their trees.

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