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Thursday, May 21, 2015
With the start of the summer travel and camping season this Memorial Day Weekend, Connecticut residents are being asked to help prevent the introduction and spread of destructive wood pests, like the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB), by buying and burning firewood near their vacation or camping destination. The ALB is...
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
National Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week runs from May 17 through May 23.  In Colorado this week, trees in high-traffic public parks or along street rights-of-way are encircled with wide bands of green or yellow ribbon that warn of the invasive tree pest, according to the Colorado State Forest Service. City parks and...
Thursday, May 14, 2015
A stout brown wasp called the sawfly, eating needles off ponderosa pines across 7,430 acres southeast of Denver, is expected to spread. Afflicted ponderosas change from puffy green pines to defoliated spines. The outbreak of sawfly wasps is the latest of multiple insect epidemics degrading Colorado forests including...
Monday, May 4, 2015
Winter moth caterpillars are working their way through Rhode Island’s woodlands, defoliating oak, maple, ash, basswood, elm, beech and fruit trees. Communities reported, according to the state Department of Environmental Management (DEM), the emergence of millions of winter moths—Operophtera brumata—from late November...
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
A newly-discovered species of tree-killing bark beetle, Dendroctonus mesoamericanus Armendáriz-Toledano and Sullivan, has been described in a paper published online in the Annals of the Entomological Society of America by a group of researchers that includes a U.S. Forest Service scientist.  Numerous and diverse studies by...
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
With support from the Forest Health Protection program of the USDA Forest Service, the Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC) is achieving goals outlined in its Forest Action Plan. Cogongrass is an invasive, non-native grass, which occurs in the southeastern United States. A pest in 73 countries and considered to be one of...
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
An invasive plant called the tree of heaven has spread throughout nearly 50% of Arkansas’ counties.  One tree can produce hundreds of thousands of seeds per year. Tree of heaven provides almost no food or shelter value for wildlife, and it also has allelopathic properties, chemically preventing other species from growing...
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced yesterday that the Southern Pine Beetle (Dendroctonus frontalis) was detected in Wallingford, CT on March 17, 2015 by staff members at CAES and DEEP. The identification has been confirmed by...
Monday, March 16, 2015
Officials with the Idaho Department of Lands are asking people not to cut down ponderosa pines with discolored needles until experts determine the cause of the problem - perhaps in late June when the trees start growing new needles. "It's kind of puzzling," said Tom Eckberg, an IDL forest health specialist. "It has no...
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
The emerald ash borer will create a slow-motion disaster for Nebraska, says Scott Josiah, general of an army of foresters bracing themselves for the fight. "We believe it's already in Nebraska," he said. "We just haven't found it yet." Josiah, the State Forester and director of the Nebraska Forest Service, is asking...

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