Outbreaks

04/09/2013 12:38 PM
Posted by: F. Campbell
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The Asian gypsy moth attacks many hardwood or deciduous trees as well as several conifers, including Douglas fir, hemlock, larch, pine, and spruce. Since the female Asian gypsy moths can fly – unlike the European gypsy moth already widespread in the Northeast USA– it spreads more rapidly.

 

09/12/2012 1:20 PM
Posted by: L. Greenwood
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This just in! A press release from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs has announced an adult emerald ash borer was found on a purple trap in Dalton, Massachusetts. Please note that the author of this press release is NOT Don't Move Firewood, it is the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. The entirety of the release is below.

 

State Officials Confirm Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Massachusetts for First Time

 

07/20/2012 2:40 PM
Posted by: L. Greenwood
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This just in! A press release from the Ohio Department of Agriculture has firmly pointed the finger at firewood movement in 2010 (before the ALB was discovered in OH, thus before the quarantine was in place) as the cause of a new location of ALB in the greater Ohio ALB infested area. Please note that the author of this press release is NOT Don't Move Firewood, it is the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

 

Ohio Department of Agriculture Announces New Discovery of Asian Longhorned Beetle in Clermont County

06/17/2011 3:29 PM
Posted by: L. Greenwood
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Surveys to determine the extent of the newly discovered Asian longhorned beetle were begun today, after the destructive beetle was confirmed by USDA officials. Here at Don't Move Firewood, we are really, really sad to hear this. Ohio has already been hit with the emerald ash borer, and for the Asian longhorned beetle to be found there is an enormous blow to that community. For more information, please visit-

Ohio Dept of Agriculture General Beetle Site: http://www.agri.ohio.gov/asianbeetle/

04/15/2011 5:11 PM
Posted by: L. Greenwood
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The city of Chicago has a new pest to deal with; the Emerald Ash Borer.

The city of Chicago has a new pest to deal with; the Emerald Ash Borer. Small, bright green, and highly damaging to ash trees, the "EAB" is a huge economic and environmental threat.

Read this article from the Chicago Tribune- it shows how the city is being proactive. Their quick response will be hugely important for the residents of Chicago and surrounding areas.

04/13/2011 1:52 PM
Posted by: L. Greenwood
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The goldspotted oak borer is killing really big, really old, really amazing oak trees in Southern California's San Diego county. It almost certainly reached that spot because someone moved firewood from the native range of the bug (parts of Arizona and Northern Mexico). This borer is certainly now moving around quickly because of firewood. And lastly, it is feared that this insect will spread all the way to LA- and up the coast- if firewood is taken out of the infested region and brought to the big city.

 

03/30/2011 12:02 PM
Posted by: L. Greenwood
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Kansas is mostly thought of as a state full of grasslands and corn. But it has a lot of trees in urban areas, along creeks and rivers, and an extensive history of planting trees along the edges of fields as windbreaks (to lessen the strength of the wide-open space's windy days).

 

03/09/2011 6:32 PM
Posted by: L. Greenwood
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I had a really great lunch with an old friend last week, and we talked a lot about white pine blister rust. If you aren't familiar with it, white pine blister rust is one of the oldest, and most widespread, non-native forest pests in North America. It was introduced just at the dawn of the 1900s, and it is still killing pine trees all over our continent to this day.

 

03/03/2011 4:45 PM
Posted by: L. Greenwood
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Interesting question (sort of more of a statement) today from Todd in New York.

 

Dear Don't Move Firewood;

 

09/27/2010 5:11 PM
Posted by: L. Greenwood
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A visitor named John has posed a different, but the same, as a question I had a few weeks ago about processed wood as firewood. John asks...

 

Dear Don't Move Firewood,


 

I have saved commerically cut hardwood lumber scraps from pallets and other uses. This is lumber with no bark and not less that one year from the saw mill. Is it a problem?

 

John,

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