A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach – Nov 6 – Murphy Westwood on Emerald Ash Borer

A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach: Murphy Westwood on Emerald Ash Borer

All too many headlines in the science section lately speak of trees in trouble, of various forest pests and other pressures that are imperiling these precious living resources. From Dr. Murphy Westwood of Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois, I got a status update on some of the most talked-about issues, including emerald ash borer and also whether we gardeners and homeowners can play any role in shifting the balance of things toward the positive column.

Westwood directs the Global Tree Conservation Program at the arboretum, which strives to save threatened trees from extinction through collaborations with botanical gardens and universities, and others in China, Europe, and Mexico, as well as throughout the U.S. She has a particular interest in oaks, which we also talked about in our interview.

Murphy Westwood


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