Emerald ash borer

Arkansas aims to slow spread of beetle that kills ash trees

(U.S. Forest Service photo)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas agriculture officials have approved a statewide quarantine in hopes of slowing the spread of an invasive beetle that destroys ash trees. The State Plant Board announced Tuesday the quarantine in response to the emerald ash borer, which is a beetle native to Asia that feeds on and kills ash trees. Under the…

Emerald ash borer moves to Martin County

A purple prism EAB trap near Welcome. (Photo by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture)In August, four emerald ash borers (EAB) were captured on a purple prism trap near Welcome, in southern Minnesota. According to the Minnesota DNR, this discovery is important as it is at least 60 miles from previous finds in Fillmore and Dodge counties, and Martin County does…

Emerald ash borer beetle epidemic could spell end of ash trees in Decatur

(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…