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EAB Trees Turned into Baseball Bats

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Did you know the trees cut down because of the emerald ash borer can be turned into lumber for Little League bats and other uses? The borers do not bore through the tree, so the wood is usable. Wilmette...

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Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week

Posted by Ron Wolford -

May 20 to 26, 2007 , is being recognized nationwide as Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week . Federal, state, and local agencies and groups are planning various educational activities and releases to the mass media on emerald ash borers during that week. The goal is to increase the public's awareness and knowledge of this insect that...

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New EAB Quarantine Boundaries Set

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The Illinois Department of Agriculture has adjusted its emerald ash borer quarantine boundaries in Kane and northern Cook counties to include existing yard waste transfer stations and processing sites. The expansion will allow for the continuation of residential yard waste pick-up and material processing within quarantine boundaries during the beetle's flight season, which will...

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