NORTHLAND OUTDOORS Invasive insect: Emerald ash borer reaches Minnesota
Members of the Minnesota DNR are trying to find a way to delay the spread of the emerald ash borer insect.
The invasive species, which was discovered in Minnesota last summer, lays eggs on the bark of... Posted on 6/30/10 at 3:42 AM
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Emerald ash borer (EAB) is a highly invasive, non-native insect that attacks and kills all species of North America... Posted on 6/13/10 at 6:38 AM
A working group of federal, state and local officials concerned with the emerald ash borer and its possible spread into North Dakota met in Jamestown Thursday. The group is in the process of developing a response plan if the insect’s migration continues and impacts trees in the state.
“We’re really looking at when not, if,” said David Nelson, state entomologist. “It is hard to tell when, if we’re lucky it could be years.”
As snow here covers nearly 10,000 ash trees in the dead of winter, City Forester Vern Quam and other officials in the state are formulating plans to save them from an insect that fits on a fingernail.
The emerald ash borer is a tiny, metallic-green Asian beetle poised to destroy legions of ash trees across the U.S.
Mark Widrlechner is out to save a species from extinction.
It’s the native ash tree, and although it provides $25 billion worth of timber and decorates backyards across North America, an unstoppable bug has slowly killed millions of trees in 13 states and could cause the species’ ultimate demise — unless Widrlechner is successful.
By Melanie S. Welte, The Associated Press
, October 09, 2009
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