Tree damage visible as the invasive insect takes its toll.
Emerald ash borer
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)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…
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…
The invasive pest was found within a few miles of the Canadian border and may represent an expansion of Canadian infestations into New York.
(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.
Landowners across northern and northwest Virginia are seeing damage to the bark of the ash trees and coming to the Virginia Department of Forestry for help.