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Busy Summer for Invasive Tree-Killer: Emerald ash borer detected in 11 new counties since May

By on July 19, 2019

Summer is often full of plans, but no one has been busier this year than the emerald ash borer. Although small, this invasive beetle is killing countless ash trees across the state. Since May, it has been confirmed in 11

Saving North Carolina’s Urban Ash Trees

By on August 8, 2018

In 2013, the emerald ash borer made its debut in North Carolina. The devastation of forests north and northwest caused by this invasive beetle was already well-known, so its discovery was met with dread. The ash forests were dying, and

News Roundup

News Roundup: Dec. 9 – 15

By on December 15, 2017

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. “INCREASED FOCUS ON SENECAVIRUS A IN SWINE,” Southern Farm Network: (Audio)Animal health officials are conducting

The emerald ash borer travels the state

By on September 27, 2017

This summer was expected to break travel records, and it wasn’t just people doing all the sightseeing. At least one insect joined in on the vacation fun this year: the emerald ash borer. The emerald ash borer popped up in

Saving ‘old man’s beard’: Protecting white fringetree from the emerald ash borer

By on November 2, 2016

It’s the beginning of November and the stubble has begun! In case you haven’t noticed the trend in recent years, the month of November has turned into “no shave November” or “Movember” for many men. It’s a month devoted to

DIY: Using insecticides to protect or rehab ash trees from emerald ash borer attack

By on October 7, 2015

The emerald ash borer has become notorious in North Carolina. From its first appearance in the state in 2013, it has already left a trail of dead ash trees in its wake. And it continues to spread, prompting a statewide

Check It Out! August is Tree Check Month

By on August 26, 2015

Is your tree at risk?  How would you even know? Trees may not need an annual visit to the doctor, but they do need some conscientious care every now and then. August is the right time to see if your

Emerald ash borer spreads like wildfire

By on July 15, 2015

In 2013, N.C. ash trees met their match, the emerald ash borer, for the very first time. At least, that’s when we first knew about it. In reality, the invasive wood-borer had likely already been here, killing ash trees for

NCDA&CS acts swiftly to fight emerald ash borer in Wayne County

By on April 15, 2015

The emerald ash borer is on the move once again, and this time it has made quite a leap. Last month, the tree-killing, invasive insect was detected for the first time in Wayne County, 73 miles from the nearest known

Emerald ash borer turns over a new leaf, attacks novel host plant

By on February 11, 2015

As its name suggests, the invasive emerald ash borer feeds on ash trees, killing them. All species of ash native to the U.S. are susceptible to the beetle, which puts at risk the four species that can be found in