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2013-01-31 16:21:00

WOBURN, Mass., Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Destructive pests like the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) continued to wreak havoc on America's urban forests this past year, but preventative tree treatments from Arborjet have helped to stem the damaging tide. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130131/NE52224 ) The effects of these invasive tree pests and diseases are devastating. Since its arrival from Asia in 2002, EAB has destroyed over 60 million ash trees to date in the United States...

2012-10-13 04:04:35

Grants for trees and clean water go to projects in Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, New York, Illinois, Indiana. WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) October 11, 2012 The U.S. Forest Service announced today nearly $3 million in grants to improve tree canopy, forest cover and ultimately, water quality in six Great Lakes states, including Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, New York, Illinois and Indiana. The grants are part of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, a cooperative effort between federal, tribal, state...

2012-08-30 02:27:39

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the summer traveling season draws to a close, millions of Americans will hit the road for a final family vacation before the kids head back to school. While national parks and campgrounds will once again prove to be a popular destination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is urging outdoor enthusiasts to help stop the spread of invasive pests by leaving firewood behind. (Logo:...

2012-08-03 06:21:25

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emerald Ash Borer beetle has been discovered in Bucks, Franklin, Jefferson, Perry, Snyder and Venango counties. With these new finds, 28 counties are now dealing with the invasive ash tree-killing pest. "Emerald Ash Borer beetles have plagued Pennsylvania since 2007 with new positive sites found each year," said Agriculture Secretary George Greig. "You can help prevent the further spread of these pests by not hauling firewood from...

2012-07-31 06:22:48

CHICAGO, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Fredric Miller today announced that his team's survey of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) infestation in Chicago has reached a tipping point. The survey conducted in late June of this year confirmed the infestation in all 50 wards and found its progress advanced. Thousands of ash trees that are treatable today will be lost if not treated in the next ten weeks. The emerald ash borer is forcing a decline in tree health whereby the majority of the city's ash...

2012-07-02 10:23:41

Make it a pest-free July 4th, urges USDA; be aware of the risks of moving firewood WASHINGTON, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 35 million Americans will travel by automobile for the July 4(th) holiday, according to AAA estimates. Since most will travel more than 50 miles from home, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) cautions travelers, "Don't pack a pest, leave firewood behind." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120702/CL34224LOGO ) "Firewood may...

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...

2012-05-22 10:24:58

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It's a simple plea that could protect countless numbers of ash trees from a devastating pest: Don't move firewood. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/what-happened-to-the-cool-shade-in-summer-152619445.html Firewood might look harmless, but it's what you can't see that is most concerning. The emerald ash borer (EAB) beetle is a devastating forest pest. It lives in firewood....

2012-05-01 06:22:03

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will be pooling its varied expertise Wednesday in a workshop targeting the emerald ash borer at Greenwood Furnace State Park in Huntingdon County, where the invasive insect is endangering more than 100 ash trees. "This exercise will see entomologists and foresters from our Bureau of Forestry working closely with our Bureau of State Parks' managers and biologists to combat...