Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) devastation.

Discussion in 'Native Habitat Management' started by Flo1919, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Flo1919

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    I thought Id post a few pics of what the bark looks like when trees are infected with EAB. EAB1.jpg what the bugs are doing to the cambium layer under the bark. Ash tree.jpg
     
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    THE LLC Well-Known Member

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    I'm convinced foreign invaders are going to wipe out every tree in America eventually.
     
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    The elms and ash are pretty well gone from my neck of the woods.


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    From what I’ve seen the efforts to fight EAB have essentially been a public service announcement to not move firewood. I know that there was some trials of parasitic wasps. I really don’t think that it’s widely appreciated the amount of financial loss caused by EAB, Dutch Elm Disease, etc. Obviously there’s other equally or more important ecological reasons to stop the spread of foreign pests/diseases but it’s always the dollars that get the response. And one thing is certain, we could do a much better job managing bio security here in the USA. If you’ve lived or travelled to, or imported goods into Australia you’ll quickly realize we’re not on the cutting edge of biosecurity. We should take a cue from AQIS and get our act together before we’re losing more species. This is the next one we’ll likely be facing: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.indystar.com/amp/1205193001

    Sudden Oak Death already took a toll out west and it’s headed for the Midwest.


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