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2011-09-02 16:53:22

UC Riverside researchers suggest that goldspotted oak borer invasion might be contained by controlling the movement of firewood. A catastrophic infestation of the goldspotted oak borer, which has killed more than 80,000 oak trees in San Diego County in the last decade, might be contained by controlling the movement of oak firewood from that region, according to researchers at the University of California, Riverside. “This may be the biggest oak mortality event since the...

2010-12-15 13:44:00

Thirty-five percent of firewood is brought from another location, increasing risk of invasion from forest pests ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As winter arrives, people across the country are engaging in a centuries-old tradition of buying or gathering firewood to fuel home fires. In a recent poll conducted by The Nature Conservancy, one in twenty Americans said they moved firewood long distances (i.e., more than 50 miles, a distance widely accepted as moving it...

2010-11-26 00:01:50

Log Splitters Direct Announces Addition of Landmann Fire Pits & Firewood Racks. Online Superstore Continues to Expand Accessory Offering. Bolingbrook, IL (Vocus/PRWEB) November 24, 2010 With winter almost upon us, LogSplittersDirect.com is hard at work expanding its online product offering with the inclusion of Landmann fire pits and log racks. With the addition of Landmann products, the fire pit and log rack categories now have wider offerings. "Once you've split all the wood you'll...

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...

2010-05-26 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...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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