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2009-05-19 09:48:00

NEW YORK, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- May 18 - 24 has been designated Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Beetle Awareness Week and the public is being asked to "Promise not to move firewood." Federal and State agencies are waging war against the EAB, a small but destructive beetle that has killed tens of millions of ash trees since being detected in 2002. Typically EAB does not travel far on its own; however, it has been spread across ten states when people moved EAB-infested firewood. See video from the...

2009-05-15 12:06:00

Proclaims 'Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week' in Pennsylvania HARRISBURG, Pa., May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell has proclaimed May 17-23 as "Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week" in Pennsylvania to help draw attention to the devastating, non-native invasive beetle that has been killing trees in six Pennsylvania counties during the past two years. The Governor urged the public to help contain the beetle's spread to protect trees and also the jobs associated with...

2009-05-15 11:21:14

The tree-killing emerald ash borer has been found in Minnesota, which has the nation's second-highest number of ash trees after Maine, scientists said. The long-expected pest was found this week in a tree in St. Paul's Hampden Park community, The Star Tribune of Minnesota reported Friday. It's obviously bad news, said Mike Schommer, a spokesman for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Minnesota has 900 million ash trees. Many of the ash trees were planted to replace trees killed by Dutch...

2009-05-05 15:51:27

U.S. Forest Service scientists say they've completed a study of a beetle that has attacked 67 percent of the oak trees in an area 30 miles east of San Diego. The study focused on Agrilus coxalis, a wood-boring beetle that the scientists said is so rare it hasn't even been given an accepted common name. Scientists have proposed the insect be named the goldspotted oak borer. Land managers and scientists are concerned about the spread of the infestation because oaks are the dominant tree species...

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2009-05-03 12:24:15

U.S. Forest Service scientists have completed a study on a beetle that was first detected in California in 2004, but has now attacked 67 percent of the oak trees in an area 30 miles east of San Diego. Their report appears in the current issue of The Pan-Pacific Entomologist and focuses on Agrilus coxalis, a wood-boring beetle so rare it does not even have an accepted common name. Scientists have proposed the Entomological Society of America common names committee call it the goldspotted oak...

2009-02-25 13:35:00

Quarantine Imposed; Campers Urged to Stop Transporting Firewood HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emerald Ash Borer beetles, an invasive species that destroy ash trees, were identified in Granville, Mifflin County, Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff announced today. The beetle was first detected in Pennsylvania in the summer of 2007 in Butler County and was found again the following summer in Mercer County. To help slow the spread of the beetle, a state-imposed quarantine...

2008-09-24 03:00:17

By Graef, Alicia Controversial Measures to Save the Nation's Ash Trees Hundreds of Chinese wasps, each no larger than a sesame seed, were released in Michigan last summer in the latest effort by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to control the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). The tiny iridescent green beetle hitched a ride in cargo from Asia to Michigan in the 1990s and decimated more than 25 million ash trees in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Ontario before bringing its...

2008-09-22 15:00:28

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of the emerald ash borer (EAB) in the City of Sault Ste. Marie. The infestation is located in a residential area of the city near the intersection of MacDonald Avenue and Pim Street. This is the first find of the pest in northern Ontario. This invasive beetle does not spread quickly on its own. In fact, it is most commonly spread when people move materials which it has infested. Moving these materials even just a few...

2008-08-06 00:00:20

By The Associated Press MADISON, Wis. - Officials confirmed the first appearance of the emerald ash borer in Wisconsin, a finding that could put nearly 750 million trees in the state in jeopardy.State Department of Natural Resources foresters took samples from a group of dying ash trees near the village of Newburg in Ozaukee County last week. A United States Department of Agriculture lab in Romulus, Mich., detected the insect in the samples, and a lab at the Smithsonian Institution...

2008-07-30 18:00:32

An invading Asian beetle, the emerald ash borer, has been found in trees in southern Missouri for the first time, scientists say. The beetles were trapped in a camp ground at Wappapello Lake near Poplar Bluff, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. They were recently identified as emerald ash borers. The borers were first discovered near Detroit in 2002. Since then, they have devastated ash trees in Michigan and have spread through at least six states, West Virginia, Maryland,...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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