Emerald Ash Borer

Walnut Twig Beetle
6:37 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Insect Threatens Black Walnut Trees

A side view of the Walnut Twig Beetle
Credit Jim LaBonte, Oregon Department of Agriculture

Black walnut trees can grow to 75 feet tall, yet they are at risk from an insect about the size of a pencil tip.

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The City Will Continue Its Efforts To Deter Damage
7:29 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Burlington Battles Emerald Ash Borer

Credit emeraldashborer.info

So far, nearly 150 trees have been removed throughout the city of Burlington because of the Emerald Ash Borer.

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WIU Believes It's Prepared
10:49 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Emerald Ash Borer Threatens Tree Growth

The Emerald Ash Borer

The Emerald Ash Borer has already been found in parts of the tri states and experts believe it's just a matter of time before it move its way throughout the area.

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Pest Continues to Spread
5:28 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Emerald Ash Borer Now in Southeast Iowa

The Emerald Ash Borer

The Iowa Department of Agriculture said an insect that's killed millions of ash trees has been found in a second Iowa location.

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Destructive Pest
6:42 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Galesburg Implements Emerald Ash Borer Readiness Plan

The Emerald Ash Borer
Credit emeraldashborer.info

Galesburg is urging residents to take a proactive approach now that the Emerald Ash Borer has been detected in the city.

Larry Cox, Director of Public Works, said property owners should determine whether they have any ash trees. If they do, the trees should be checked for signs of the destructive pest.

Typically, branches at the top of an infected tree will die off first and more will die in the following years. The bugs are smaller than a penny and attach to the top of trees so it’s easier to spot signs of the Emerald Ash Borer than it is to see the insect itself.

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Firewood Restriction
10:21 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

Macomb Tries To Halt Emerald Ash Borer

An Emerald Ash Borer
photo from US Forest Service

Macomb aldermen agreed to take steps designed to prevent an unwanted guest from making itself at home in the community.

The city will not allow campers to bring firewood in to Spring Lake Park unless it in shrink-wrapped bundles and certified by the USDA to be free of the Emerald Ash Borer.

Firewood that is not USDA certified would be confiscated and immediately burned.

City Forester Tim Howe said the EAB lays its eggs in firewood, and campers then help the destructive insect get around.

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