Emerald Ash Borer http://wesa.fm en Workshops Seek To Stop Invasive Species In Pennsylvania http://wesa.fm/post/workshops-seek-stop-invasive-species-pennsylvania <p>Hundreds of thousands of trees have been killed due to the invasive Emerald Ash Borer, and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) is holding <a href="http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/cs/groups/public/documents/document/dcnr_20028740.pdf">workshops</a> to teach landowners how to save their trees.</p><p>The insect was first found in Pennsylvania in Cranberry Township, Butler County&nbsp;in 2007. Since then the DCNR has been working to stop the spread in every way it can, but the species has already spread to 47 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 17:58:32 +0000 Jess Lasky 29079 at http://wesa.fm Firewood Quarantine in Effect to Stop Spread of Insects, Disease to Trees http://wesa.fm/post/firewood-quarantine-effect-stop-spread-insects-disease-trees <p>Thanks to the presence of disease and tree-killing insects such as the emerald ash borer, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is reminding residents of the firewood quarantine in place.</p><p>People are asked to not move firewood more than 50 miles from its origin, and wood products cannot be moved out of Bucks County at all because of thousand cankers disease.</p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 15:33:36 +0000 Deanna Garcia 10700 at http://wesa.fm Firewood Quarantine in Effect to Stop Spread of Insects, Disease to Trees With Donations, Pittsburgh Group Hopes to Save Ash Trees from Voracious Beetle http://wesa.fm/post/donations-pittsburgh-group-hopes-save-ash-trees-voracious-beetle <p>The Emerald Ash Borer is an Asian beetle that arrived in the U.S. in 2002 through Detroit. With no natural predators, it may eventually kill most of the country’s ash trees, including Pennsylvania’s millions of native green and white species.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Philip </span>Gruszka<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy said government agencies, nonprofits and individual donors have given money for pesticide treatments to save 350 ash trees in county parks and 158 in city parks for use in a future breeding program.&nbsp; </span></p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 15:04:01 +0000 Charlee Song 7252 at http://wesa.fm