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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Beware of Amerald Ash Borer Infestation To Ash Trees

  Mat Bihi       Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Emerald Ash Borer: Beware of this pest

(Editor’s Note: The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, state DEP Division of Forestry and the University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension Service, along with its federal partners, the USDA Forest Service and the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), have put together the following short summary on the Emerald Ash Borer, considered a major concern for municipalities.)
The emerald ash borer is a non-native insect with the potential to have a devastating effect on the ash trees of Connecticut. This insect, a bark-boring beetle, is perilously close to the state, with a major outbreak outside of Kingston, N.Y., just 25 miles west of the state line. This insect can be easily moved in firewood and through other means. Because of that, we are encouraging greater awareness of EAB. We hope to reduce the likelihood of its inadvertent spread. We also want to help prepare people for dealing with the insect should it be found in Connecticut. Continue reading...
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