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Ohio State Researchers Developing Resistant Ash Hybrid

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There was a time when American chestnuts and elms were dominant tree species in North American forests and urban landscapes. But then, two fungal diseases, both originally from Asia, were accidentally introduced into the United States: chestnut blight, in 1904, and Dutch elm disease, in 1928. The invasive organisms quickly spread and caused massive die-offs of both chestnuts and elms, forever...

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U of I Entomologist: Phil Nixon on EAB

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The emerald ash borer, a colorful beetle from Asia that has killed tens of millions of ash trees in seven U.S. states, was first reported in the U.S. in 2002. This month, forestry officials announced that the ash borer had been found within the city limits of Chicago. U. of I. Extension entomologist...

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EAB Revolving Loan Fund Becomes Law

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Illinois cities will soon receive federal assistance in financing their emerald ash borer management and prevention activities, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (DIL) announced today on Chicago's IIT campus, the site of the most recent EAB discovery. The EAB Revolving Loan Fund, which Durbin authored, became law earlierthis week as part of the farm bill. "Illinois has more than 131 million ash tre...

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Emerald Ash Borer Revolving Loan Fund

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Senator Dick Durbin announced the establishment of a loan fund to aid communities in the fight against the Emerald Ash Borer. For More Information >>>...

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Genectically Engineered Trees to Fight EAB

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From National Public Radio : The Emerald Ash Borer is a species of beetle accidentally imported from China a decade ago. So far the beetle has killed over 25 million Ash trees in the Midwest. Attempts to save the trees have had no success. But now tree scientists think they may have hit on a solution: genetically engineering the native tree variety with DNA from...

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Michigan State: Emerald Ash Borer Video

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Dr. Dave Roberts with Michigan State University discovered the Emerald Ash Borer in Michigan in 2002. In the following video he describes Emerald Ash Borer symptoms and diagnosis. Emerald Ash Borer Video >>>...

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Arrest That Pest: EAB Curriculum Guide

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In an effort to meet the challenge that Emerald Ash Borer represents in Indiana, the EAB Education and Outreach Team at Purdue University has created the "Arrest That Pest" EAB curriculum guide. They hope through the curriculum to motivate young people to take ownership of the environment and understand the ecological and economic impact of the emerald ash borer. The curriculum and acti...

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Furniture

Rising From Ashes: Furniture From Lost Trees

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The Chicago Furniture Association will present a traveling exhibit from August-Spring 2009. The exhibit will feature furniture made from salvaged Ash Lumber. For More Information >>>...

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Emerald Ash Borer Education Kit

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Illinois Natural History Survey staff have created a detailed model of the emerald ash borer, that comes with a booklet to educate the public how to identify this destructive exotic pest. The kit includes a12-inch-long model of the emerald ash borer on a 17 inch by 11 inch base. Each model is individ...

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Wasps May Save Ash Trees

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Three species of wasps collected from ash trees in China have the potential to save ash trees in North America. On Thursday (June 19) Purdue University researchers, armed with permits from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the...

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City Finds Emerald Ash Borer on South State Street

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Since 2002 the Chicago Department of Streets & Sanitation's Bureau of Forestry has been working closely with the Illinois Department of Agriculture and the United States Department of Agriculture to prepare for the arrival of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive species of beetle from Asia that destroys the Ash Trees that it nests in. The EAB was first spotted in the United States in 20...

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EAB in Naperville

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The City of Naperville received confirmation from the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services Wednesday of the presence of the Emerald Ash Borer in a portion of southwest...

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