The U.S. Department of Agriculture has thrown in the towel against the emerald ash borer, announcing it will no longer regulate the movement of ash trees or borer-infested wood beginning January 14.
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The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF), has put out an all points bulletin seeking the public’s help in finding ash trees sold at Lowe’s stores that might have harbored tree-killing emerald ash borers (EAB).
New Hampshire has given up fighting the emerald ash borer.
The highly destructive emerald ash borer has now been found in four Maine towns, and officials are expanding an emergency order to stop its spread.
South Carolina officials have declared a statewide emergency quarantine of some wood products due the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive insect pest that inhabits and destroys native ash trees.
Heating wood through a special chamber, Penn State researchers have discovered a way to kill destructive pests, like the emerald ash borer.