Invasive insect is wiping out important tree species.
Author clearing dead ash trees from his homestead
Tree damage visible as the invasive insect takes its toll.
Recent polar vortex won’t cause the insect to go extinct, but could buy landowners time to treat ash trees that haven’t been infected yet.
So, this year’s polar vortex is good news for ash in Minnesota.
(U.S. Forest Service photo)DECATUR, Ill. — The emerald ash borer epidemic that hit central Illinois five years ago is still going strong and could spell the end of ash trees in the community of Decatur. Decatur Park District Horticulture Supervisor Josh McGrath told the Herald & Review that the community will be “pretty much cleaned out of ash trees” in…
Now it’s walnut trees that are being cut down and sold illegally.
Departments of Environmental Conservation, Agriculture and Markets expand area restricting movement of ash wood to slow spread of invasive pest.
More than 8,500 boulevard ash trees have been removed in St. Paul so far. The city is taking down trees so quickly it doesn’t have enough funds left to cover immediately pulling stumps and replacing trees.
Suspends removal of healthy ash trees after learning of advancements in treatment of trees infected by emerald ash borer.
I’m all in favor of trees in general and ash trees in particular. I’m dead set against emerald ash borers and criminals.