HELP STOP the Emerald Ash Borer beetle!

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Forum topic by mmh posted 05-12-2009 10:24 PM 1218 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-12-2009 10:24 PM

Topic tags/keywords: emerald ash borer beetle stop insect invasion beetle

If you haven’t already learned, the Emeral Ash Borer Beetle is on the loose and invading multiple states. It is a daunting task to stop an insect when mankind is transporting the wood it lives and lays eggs in.

So, do your part and help by visiting this website for more information and pass the word to fellow LJ’s and anyone who you know, in the event that the knowledge will help stop the spread of this pest:

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#1 posted 05-13-2009 04:23 AM

Thanks for the note.

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#2 posted 05-13-2009 05:04 AM

They’re cracking down hard here in Northern New York. You have to have a form filled out and in your vehicle anytime you transport firewood stating the origin and destination among other things and even then you can’t move it more than 50 miles unless it’s kiln dried. You can download the form from the government website. This only affects wood that is to be used for firewood, hasn’t been debarked, etc. I just saw a sign alongside I-71 between Cincinnati and Columbus Ohio a couple weeks ago about restrictions on transporting wood due to the beetle, something about not bringing wood past that point.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#3 posted 05-13-2009 03:52 PM

This is another result of mass consumerism. But aside from that, it’s real tragic. KNOW WHERE YOUR WOOD COMES FROM, PEOPLE!

-- He said wood...

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#4 posted 05-13-2009 10:41 PM

Danny Boy is dead on – Another ‘present’ to us from our friends in China

From the FAQ section on the borer website -

1: Where did the emerald ash borer come from?
The natural range of Agrilus planipennis, or the emerald ash borer, is eastern Russia, northern China, Japan, and Korea. Before June of 2002, it had never been found in North America.

2: How did it get here?
We don’t know for sure, but it most likely came in ash wood used for stabilizing cargo in ships or for packing or crating heavy consumer products.

3: What types of trees does the emerald ash borer attack?
In North America, it has only been found in ash trees. Trees in woodlots as well as landscaped areas are affected. Larval galleries have been found in trees or branches measuring as little as 1-inch in diameter. All species of North American ash appear to be susceptible.

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