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EAB University Announcement
Heard about the new invasive tick? Worried about that dead ash tree in your yard? Learn about how to deal with these and many other problems in EABU's 2020 spring webinar series on invasive species.
All webinars are free and many can be used towards continuing education programs (contact Elizabeth Barnes for details).
Can’t watch it live? No problem!
All webinars are recorded and posted online after the talks.
To register go to this link.
Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald ash borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, is an exotic beetle that was discovered in southeastern Michigan near Detroit in the summer of 2002. The adult beetles nibble on ash foliage but cause little damage. The larvae (the immature stage) feed on the inner bark of ash trees, disrupting the tree's ability to transport water and nutrients. Emerald ash borer probably arrived in the United States on solid wood packing material carried in cargo ships or airplanes originating in its native Asia. As of October 2018, it is now found in 35 states, and the Canadian provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Manitoba.
Since its discovery, EAB has:
- Killed hundreds of millions of ash trees in North America.
- Caused regulatory agencies and the USDA to enforce quarantines and fines to prevent potentially infested ash trees, logs or hardwood firewood from moving out of areas where EAB occurs.
- Cost municipalities, property owners, nursery operators and forest products industries hundreds of millions of dollars.
Initial county EAB detections in North America & Canada
As of April 1st, 2020
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Changes/additions included since March 2nd 2020:
- Initial county detections in:
- Franklin County, MA
- Rice County, MN
- Added to the list of counties quarantined by their state:
- Cumberland County, ME
- Five towns in south Oxford County, ME
- Rice County, MN