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Franklin County Under Ash Tree Quarantine

12:00AM
July
6, 2006

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

Upper Arlington Officials Brace for Ash Borer

12:00AM
April
4, 2006

The Upper Arlington Tree Commission discussed a plan Tuesday to fight the Emerald Ash Borer that’s killing thousands upon thousands of Ash trees in parts of the upper Midwest and Canada. Part of that plan is to go ahead and begin removal of some of the Ash trees even though the closest insect is 15 miles away.

Ash tree protection threatened by funding cuts

12:00AM
February
28, 2006

Faced with a severe cut in federal funding, the state of Ohio is changing the way it will fight the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer. Because of the federal funding cut and a lack of state funding, the infestations could spread.

Ash tree removal program draws criticism in Delaware County

12:00AM
February
27, 2006

In Delaware County, loggers continue to cut down ash trees. The huge ash tree clearing effort is aimed at stopping the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer. The effort is drawing sharp criticism from land owners who claim they are being bullied by state officials and the contractor hired to cut the trees.

Toledo ‘Not Abandoned’ in Ash Borer War

12:00AM
December
29, 2005

The State of Ohio continues to wage war on the Emerald Ash Borer – a tiny insect that’s caused the destruction of millions of Ash trees in the Great Lakes region. But a spokeswoman for the state agriculture department disputes a report that says eradication in the heavily infested Toledo area has been abandoned for lack of money.

Insect threatens Ohio’s 1 billion ash trees

12:00AM
December
1, 2003

State agrictulture officials worry that a tiny bug threatens the state’s one billion ash trees. Officials have found an infestation of the emerald ash borer in northeast Columbus.