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2009-06-10 08:49:00

Campers Statewide are Urged to Stop Transporting Firewood HARRISBURG, Pa., June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emerald Ash Borer beetles have been found in Allegheny Township, Westmoreland County, bringing to seven the number of counties where the ash tree-destroying pest has been identified, Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff announced today. The invasive beetle was first detected in Pennsylvania in the summer of 2007 in Butler County, and subsequently was found in Allegheny, Beaver,...

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2009-05-23 10:36:53

Forestry officials in the Northeast are scrambling to track thousands of residents of Massachusetts searching for tree-eating stowaway bugs they may have inadvertently carried to campgrounds or vacation homes. The insect is the Asian longhorned beetle, which has devastated trees in Worcester and surrounding communities.  Officials fear that some have hitched rides into other states in firewood transported by campers or seasonal homeowners. "As far as New England is concerned, you should...

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...

2009-02-25 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...

2008-08-05 12:00:28

Allstate Insurance Company announced today an eight-state test expansion for Allstate Green(sm), its innovative eco-friendly insurance option that saves customers money and earmarks contributions to local environmental causes. The expansion comes on the heels of promising results from phase one market tests in Colorado and Ohio. Original markets will continue with testing and be joined by expansion states Washington, Oregon, Louisiana, Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana, Missouri and Kansas....