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Signs of Progress Sought as EAB Plague Keeps Spreading

The emerald ash borer beetle has been confirmed in 22 additional suburban communities this spring as the battle against the exotic tree-killer continues, including with the newest weapon – a parasitic wasp. Michigan researchers will return this year to determine whether 300 Oobius wasps released in Chicago and Evanston established a population. L...

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Posted by Ron Wolford at 8:37AM on 6/21/2011
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'No Easy Answer' on Emerald Ash Borer in Downers Grove, IL

The recent discovery of an emerald ash borer beetle infestation beneath the bark of a Green Ash tree may be the first official indicator that the tree-killing, parasitic pest species has spread to Downers Grove. For More Information>>>...

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Posted by Ron Wolford at 7:03AM on 6/16/2011
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Joliet, IL to Cut Down Ash Trees

The tree-killing emerald ash borer has been found in several locations across Joliet, the city arborist says. The bug, which kills only ash trees, was first detected in Joliet earlier this spring. Joliet plans to cut down about 500 of the city's ash trees starting in late fall, according to a management plan given preliminary approval by the city council's land use committee thi...

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Posted by Ron Wolford at 5:39AM on 6/16/2011
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Emerald Ash Borer found in McHenry County, IL

The emerald ash borer has hit McHenry County . The EAB was found in Algonquin, Lake in the Hills, Huntley, Crystal Lake and Cary lumping the county into 25 others now quarantined by the Illinois Department of Agriculture . For More Information >>>...

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Posted by Ron Wolford at 3:39PM on 6/14/2011
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500 Trees Infested By EAB in Glenview, IL

500 trees on a 123-acre site in west Glenview, IL  a wooded are...

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Posted by Ron Wolford at 1:40AM on 6/12/2011
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Spring 2011: EAB News

Check out the latest Emerald Ash Borer Newsletter from the State of Illinois Department of Agriculture. One story details how the Illinois Department of Agriculture and the University of Illinois Extension in cooperation with the Illinois Department o...

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Posted by Ron Wolford at 10:59PM on 6/11/2011
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IL Dept of AG:Autumn/Winter EAB Newsletter

The latest Illinois Emerald Ash Borer newsletter is out with a story about the amending of the EAB quarantine to include Champaign and Vermilion counties as well as expanding to include the remaining portions of...

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Posted by Ron Wolford at 12:21AM on 12/7/2010
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