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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,...

2014-04-01 23:26:30

Opportunities and threats to forest utilization and management, such as emerald ash borer, will bring leading minds together for SAF-credited educational tracks, industry tours, and world-class networking at Forest Business Network's summer event. Rochester, MN (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 What are the wood utilization options for urban trees infested by invasive species like the emerald ash borer? Elite minds within the forest products industry will address this question—and many...

2014-02-26 12:22:02

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Methods to combat an invasive insect pest proving deadly to Pennsylvania's ash trees will be showcased in the coming months in a series of free, public workshops planned across the state, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti announced today. "Municipal officials, landscapers and home and woodland owners all are asking what they can do as this destructive insect spreads steadily across our...

2013-09-18 16:21:45

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New research polling data released today shows that more than 7 in 10 Minneapolis, MN residents support treatment options for the protection of residential and city-managed ash trees as part of the city's Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) management program. Fewer than 1 in 10 believe the city should remove otherwise healthy ash trees, as is currently planned. Minneapolis is one of hundreds of municipalities around the country currently under...

2013-08-27 20:21:38

Tree Trunk Injections from Arborjet Performed in the Fall Provide Defense Against the Destructive Emerald Ash Borer WOBURN, Mass., Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arborjet, a company dedicated to developing remedies for the world's most destructive tree insects and diseases, invites homeowners to join together this fall and become part of the "Million Tree Challenge(TM)" to help save one million American trees from the devastating effects of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and other...

Parasitic Wasp Populations Are Increasing And Expanding In Michigan
2013-06-05 15:49:51

Entomological Society of America The emerald ash borer (EAB), a relatively new invasive insect pest, has killed tens of millions of ash trees throughout the eastern United States since it was first detected in 2002 in Michigan and Canada. This insect has the potential to kill an estimated seven billion ash trees in urban and rural forests and could cause tens of billions of dollars in damage. To control the EAB, research on its natural enemies was initiated shortly after its discovery,...

2013-05-31 16:24:15

Federal, State Quarantines Restrict Movement of Hardwood Firewood HARRISBURG, Pa., May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvanians can help safeguard the state's trees from devastating insects and diseases by not moving firewood more than 50 miles from its origin. A federal quarantine prohibits firewood from Pennsylvania hardwood from entering some other states because of the Emerald Ash Borer. A state quarantine restricts the movement of wood products out of Bucks County...

2013-04-26 12:22:23

2013 Is the Year Preventative Tree Treatments Can Save One Million Trees WOBURN, Mass., April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arborjet, a company that develops remedies for some of the world's most destructive tree insects and diseases, invites municipalities and homeowners from coast to coast to join together this Arbor Day to become part of the "Million Tree Challenge(TM)" and help save one million American trees. Invasive tree pests like the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) are wreaking havoc...

Decoys Could Prevent The Spread Of Ash-killing Beetles
2013-02-15 13:43:36

Penn State As the emerald ash borer ravages North American ash trees, threatening the trees' very survival, a team of entomologists and engineers may have found a way to prevent the spread of the pests. Emerald ash borers (EABs), a type of beetle native to Asia, first appeared in the U.S. about 20 years ago. They are now moving east from Michigan, killing ash trees on the Eastern Seaboard as far south as North Carolina. "Within 25 years, practically no ash trees may remain on either...

2013-02-12 16:21:02

CHICAGO, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A one-day conference to prepare and update municipalities on the latest science and economic effects of the emerald ash borer infestation (EAB) will be conducted March 7 at the Northern Illinois University Hoffman Estates campus. Institutions from three states are supporting the conference which is designed to accelerate the delivery of EAB data and science to municipalities with the greatest need. Institute for Work And the Economy and The Regional...