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2011-02-18 13:30:00

Pennsylvania Hardwoods Industry will Benefit from Changes HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today announced that the state Emerald Ash Borer quarantine restricting the in-state movement of ash materials and all hardwood firewood will be lifted April 15. However, a federal quarantine remains in effect. The Emerald Ash Borer is a highly invasive, wood-boring beetle that kills ash trees and poses a threat to the state's $25...

2010-11-04 09:46:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding reminded Pennsylvanians--particularly those that heat their homes using wood--that the Emerald Ash Borer quarantine remains in effect in 43 counties. The quarantine is designed to restrict the movement of ash materials and all hardwood firewood and wood chips. "Consumers who use wood to heat their homes and businesses are urged to burn local firewood only and heed the restrictions on moving...

2010-09-13 10:47:00

WOBURN, Mass., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Unlike many insects who damage trees primarily in spring and summer, the Emerald Ash Borer beetle larva wreaks its worst havoc on ash trees through late summer and into the fall months. Traditional guidance says not to treat for this pest in the fall when using other treatment technologies. However, studies have proven that fall is an excellent time to control these destructive pests with Arborjet's trunk injection treatment method. Since it was...

2010-08-10 13:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Forty-three counties are now under a quarantine that is intended to prevent the spread of the invasive, tree-killing Emerald Ash Borer, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said today while reminding travelers not to haul firewood between counties. Redding also said that the pest has been found in two additional counties. Beetles were found in Cumberland County at the Pennsylvania Turnpike mile marker 226 near Carlisle, and in Union...

2010-07-01 14:02:00

Suspected Case in Union County Awaiting Confirmation HARRISBURG, Pa., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the discovery of Emerald Ash Borer beetles in Centre, Fulton and Somerset counties, the invasive tree-killing pest has now been found in 15 Pennsylvania counties, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said today. Emerald Ash Borer poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania's nation-leading hardwoods industry, which contributes nearly $25 billion to the economy, Redding said....

2010-05-26 13:14:00

WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- May 23 to 29, 2010, has been designated Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Beetle Awareness Week and the public is being asked not to move firewood. See video from USDA at: http://inr.synapticdigital.com/USDA_37395 Federal and State agencies are waging war against the EAB, a small but destructive beetle that already has killed tens of millions of ash trees since being detected in 2002. Typically EAB does not travel far on its own, but it can live in cut wood and...

2010-05-24 10:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvanians can play an active role in safeguarding the state's hardwoods industry from a potentially devastating invasive pest, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said today as he stood among towering ash trees on Harrisburg's City Island. "Governor Rendell proclaimed this week as Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week to remind Pennsylvanians of the serious threat this invasive beetle poses to our state's nation-leading hardwoods...

2010-05-18 10:36:00

Campers Again Urged Not to Haul Firewood from Place to Place HARRISBURG, Pa., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emerald Ash Borer beetles have been found near Graceville, Bedford, County, bringing to 12 the number of Pennsylvania counties where the ash tree-destroying pest has been identified, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said today. In response to this latest discovery, Redding said a state-imposed quarantine is being expanded to include Bedford County. He reminded...

2010-05-12 14:17:00

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- As May ushers in warmer spring weather, an extremely damaging and costly pest to Midwestern ash trees is close behind: the emerald ash borer (EAB). But with the increase in EAB activity comes a new treatment option, a product that can be easily applied and which will reduce the need to cut down beloved ash trees. EAB has already killed tens of millions of ash trees in 13 states stretching from Minnesota to Virginia, and the infestation is...

2010-05-10 16:30:00

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to help combat emerald ash borer (EAB) and other invasive tree pests, Valent Professional Products announced it is launching The Legacy Tree Project. A multi-city, multi-year project due to begin this spring in the Chicagoland area, The Legacy Tree Project aims to preserve the natural history and beauty of America's native trees by providing solutions to control invasive pest populations to communities in need. In the coming...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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