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Global Trade Often Source Of Harmful Bugs

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Emerald Ash Borer is spreading through Ohio and 14 other states
November 18, 2011

Economists often tout International trade as beneficial for all parties involved. But, a new University of California study indicates some side effects of global trade can have both an environmental and economic downside. Case in point: The Emerald Ash Borer.

Schiller Park Works To Save Its Ash Trees

11, 2011

Within a couple of weeks, as many as 29 Ash Trees in Schiller Park will be treated with insecticide. The treatment is part of an effort to spare the trees from the invasive insect the Emerald Ash Borer. The bug was first detected about a decade ago in lower Michigan and has already killed millions of Ash trees in Ohio and 14 other states.

Volunteers Collect Ash Tree Seeds to Preserve the Threatened Tree for the Future

13, 2009

The recent discovery of the emerald ash borer in Pike and Scioto counties means 60 percent of Ohio is now infected with the deadly insect.

Large Scale Collection of Emerald Ash Borers to Begin This Spring

20, 2008

State agriculture officials have a new way to try to stop a tree-killing insect. They will begin hanging more than 7,000 traps this spring to catch the Emerald Ash Borer. The Asian insect has damaged or killed an estimated 25 million ash trees in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.

Scientists Hope the Emerald Ash Borer Succombs to Tiny Chinese Wasps

Dr. Houping Liu checks the eggs of Chinese wasps in an incubator. Entomologists at Michigan State University hope the wasps bring the tree-killing Emerald Ash Borer under control.
September 6, 2007

There may be a ‘silver bullet’ that will bring the Emerald Ash Borer under control. Scientists are wondering if another Chinese import might finally mean EAB as met its match.

Tiny Insect Changes Ann Arbor Landscape

Once shaded by a 50-foot Ash the owners of this Ann Arbor home had to install air conditioning
September 5, 2007

Scientists believe the Emerald Ash Borer entered the U.S. from China almost ten years ago. It’s been killing ash trees in the Great Lakes region ever since. The city of Ann Arbor, Mich., known for its thickly wooded neighborhoods, has lost most of its ash trees which made up about 15 percent of the city’s urban forest. Ohio officials wonder if the same thing could happen in Columbus.

Columbus, Grandview Heights Take Similar Approaches Planning for Emerald Ash Borer

Keith Culbertson removes the crown of an ash on Northwest Blvd. in Grandview Heights
September 5, 2007

In less than ten years the Emerald Ash Borer has taken a devastating toll on the ash trees in the state of Michigan. And it’s spreading. It’s now been found in 31 Ohio counties. Without a significant breakthrough in fighting the tree killing insect, the impact here could be devastating. Two central Ohio cities, Columbus and Grandview Heights, have similar plans to deal with the invader

Insecticides Offer Some Hope to Save Ash Trees

31, 2007

Now that federal funds have run out, the State of Ohio has halted destroying ash trees infested with the Emerald Ash Borer and has confined efforts to locating infestations and studying the trees’ decline. About a quarter of Ohio counties are under quarantine because of the insect. But some Ohioans are fighting back with insecticides to try to save their trees.

Ohio Expands Ash Tree Quarantine in Franklin County

21, 2006

The Ohio Department of Agriculture has widened a quarantine of ash trees in an effort to halt the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer

Franklin County Under Ash Tree Quarantine

6, 2006

Once thought to be eradicated in central Ohio, the Emerald Ash Borer has once again appeared in Franklin County.