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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

New scale insect threatens the South’s beloved crape myrtle

By on January 25, 2017

The crape myrtle is a fan favorite in the southern landscape. Across the region, its pink, lavender, red and white flowers can be spotted along streets, in cities, parks and yards. They are loved for their gorgeous flowers and smooth

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

Emerald ash borer on the move: Four new counties positive for the tree-killing beetle

By on July 27, 2016

Across the state, North Carolinians are packing their bags and going on their summer vacations. Roads are full of families driving to the beautiful N.C. beaches, charming Piedmont destinations and the awe-inspiring mountains. But vacationers aren’t the only ones on

Protecting the ‘Redwoods of the East’: Hemlocks treated on state-owned property

By on March 9, 2016

The distinctive forests of Western N.C. are prized and enjoyed by many. Evidenced by the fact that Great Smoky Mountains National Park boasts the most visitors of all National Parks, visitors flock to the area to take in mountainous vistas or

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