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2014-04-10 16:21:59

USDA's Campaign Anti-Hero, 'Vin Vasive,' Lends a Creepy Hand in New, Compelling Videos WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) is calling on the public to help stop the spread of 15 invasive species dubbed "Hungry Pests." These non-native insects, other animals, plants and diseases could devastate America's crops, trees and plants, and are often unknowingly spread through human actions. To help get the word out,...

2013-07-29 12:22:25

Environmental groups join USDA to recognize August as Tree Check Month, urging public to look for the signs of the Asian Longhorned Beetle WASHINGTON, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The backyard barbecue. A hike in the woods. Camping or fishing in the wilderness. Even a stroll in the neighborhood. These are all activities that can make a difference in preserving the great outdoors, if you can spare a few extra minutes to take a closer look at the surrounding trees, according to the...

2013-05-14 16:22:05

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today announced that the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Staten Island are free from the invasive Asian longhorned beetle (ALB). USDA remains focused on carrying out its mission, despite a time of significant budget uncertainty. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130514/CL13559LOGO ) "The mission to eradicate this destructive beetle,...

2013-03-14 12:23:01

Officials eradicate Asian longhorned beetle from state LINDEN, N.J., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Federal and state agriculture officials today delivered some welcome news for New Jersey residents in the state's long running battle against the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130314/CL76665LOGO )(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120702/CL34224LOGO ) "After more than a decade, we can declare New Jersey is free of this invasive...

2012-07-31 02:21:15

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is asking the public to be on the lookout for the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB). August is a time of peak emergence for the devastating invasive pest and a critical time for building the public's awareness of ALB. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120702/CL34224LOGO) ALB was first discovered in the United States in 1996, likely arriving via wood packing...

2012-06-29 10:21:11

Keep our country's natural heritage safe from invasive insects and diseases this Fourth of July ARLINGTON, Va., June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of Americans celebrate Independence Day by heading to national and state parks, campgrounds, and forests to enjoy the outdoors. Many will bring along their own firewood for convenience - not realizing that bringing firewood from home poses a serious risk to the nation's forests by potentially spreading tree-killing pests. Many...

2012-05-23 06:21:35

ARLINGTON, Va., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As Memorial Day kicks off the vacation and camping season, another summer event takes place: adult emerald ash borers emerge from ash trees to mate and lay eggs. These invasive tree-killing beetles can spread when moved to new locations in contaminated firewood by vacationing Americans. Often described as one of the most destructive insects to ever invade this country, the emerald ash borer has killed tens of millions of ash trees in the Midwest...

2012-04-23 06:23:15

Tree-killing insects and diseases are cutting short the lives of trees at a high cost to Americans ARLINGTON, Va., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On April 27, millions of Americans will observe Arbor Day by planting new trees. While planting trees is important to the well-being of our forests, it is just as critical to learn how to protect both new and older trees from damage by invasive insects and diseases. The death of large, mature trees due to these pests can be...

2012-03-22 06:21:11

ARLINGTON, Va., March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the arrival of spring, homeowners and gardeners are beginning the task of cleaning up their yards and gardens to prepare for the growing season. Spring also can bring rain and wind, knocking down branches and trees weakened by ice or late winter storms. Gardeners, landscapers, and anyone working outside this spring need to know that tree branches, firewood, and cleared brush can harbor...

2012-03-15 12:39:28

Tennessee's urban forests, currently valued at about $80 billion, also provide almost  $650 million in benefits such as carbon storage, pollution removal, and energy reduction according to a new U.S. Forest Service report. The authors of Urban Forests of Tennessee, 2009 found there are 284 million trees in urban areas in the state, with canopies covering 33.7 percent of 1.6 million acres of urban area. Those urban forests provide an estimated $204 million per year in pollution removal...


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2005-09-12 09:52:32

The Asian long-horned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) is native to China and Korea where it causes widespread destruction of poplar, willow, elm, and maple throughout vast areas of eastern Asia. Asian longhorned beetles are big, showy insects: shiny and coal black with white spots. Adults are about 1 inch (2.5 cm) long. On their head is a pair of very long antennae that are alternately ringed in black and white. The antennae are longer than the insect's body. An invasive species in...

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