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Western Pa. park groups to host meetings about tree pests

| Thursday, August 30, 2012 11:35 a.m

The Allegheny County Parks Department, Citiparks and Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy will host informational meetings in September about oak wilt and the emerald ash borer.

The meetings are free and open to homeowners, landscape professionals, municipal officials and anyone dealing with these problems. No registration is required.

Sandy Feather of Penn State Cooperative Extension will discuss symptoms and controls for oak wilt and the emerald ash borer on Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Buffalo Inn, Buffalo Drive, in South Park.

David A. Schmit from the state Bureau of Forestry will discuss oak wilt identification and controls on Sept. 12 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Riverview Park Activities Building, Perrysville and Riverview avenues.

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