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Workshops

Homeowner Workshops

2001 East 8th Avenue, Sioux Falls

Thursday, April 18th
6:30 - 8:00pm

Saturday, May 4th
9:00 - 10:30pm

These sessions will cover how to identify infested trees, what treatment options are available and what are the best replacement trees.


Commercial Workshops

Laurel Oak Park Picnic Shelter, 3401 East 49th Street, Sioux Falls

Tuesday, April 23rd
9:30 - 11:30am

Tuesday, May 7th
9:30 - 11:30am

This is an opportunity for commercial pesticide applicators to learn how to use the many systems available for injecting trees with demonstrations by Arbor-Jet, Arbor-System, Rainbow and Warne Chemical (Chem-jet). The morning portion of the workshop will how to treat trees and which ash are the best candidates for treatment. This is a great opportunity for those already offering emerald ash borer treatments in the area to refine their skills and companies that are thinking about beginning to offer this service.


City Workshop on Protocol for Treating EAB in Sioux Falls

Tuesday, April 23rd
9:30 - 11:30am
Downtown Library Room A, 200 N Dakota Ave, Sioux Falls

Tuesday, May 7th
9:30 - 11:30am
City Center Room 110, 231 N Dakota Ave, Sioux Falls

Immediately following these workshops from 1 to 3 pm there will be City of Sioux Falls program on protocol for licensed arborists to follow when treating trees in the city. This program will be presented by Duane Stall, Forestry Supervisor, Bryan Peterson, Urban Forestry Specialist, Bret Winterfeld, GIS Specialist and John Ball, SD Forest Health Specialist. Arborists that are licensed to work in Sioux Falls are encouraged to attend this afternoon session. The afternoon session will provide a new and improved mobile app for arborists to record trees that are being treated in Sioux Falls.

Reporting EAB treatments is required by the Director of Parks and Recreation. There will be a tutorial for those that want to use this mobile app. Other reporting options will be discussed. To help manage the advancement of EAB, the City is providing tags to the arborists to be used when treating trees. General information will be shared on how and where to tag trees. At the end of the session tags will be available to pick up for this year’s use. We have an opportunity to make this year’s field season smoother than last year and we need your cooperation in keeping this insect at a manageable level.