News On Vermont Invasives

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Friday, September 19, 2014

The aquatic invasive zooplankton, spiny water flea – a crustacean, not a flea as the name implies – has become Lake Champlain’s 50th aquatic invasive species. Details can be found in this August 28, 2014 Lake...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A trio of projects will launch renewed efforts to save the eastern hemlock following awards of $75,000 under the Hemlock Restoration Initiative.

Dying in droves from the invasive hemlock wooly adelgid, hemlock trees have long been a stalwart of Appalachian forests and an important ecological anchor. Dead hemlocks can negatively affect nesting songbirds, trout...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

An international team of researchers has designed decoys that mimic female emerald ash borer beetles and successfully entice male emerald ash borers to land on them in an attempt to mate, only to be electrocuted and killed by high-voltage current.

"Our new decoy and electrocution process may be useful in managing what the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service claims to be the...

Monday, September 15, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- An international team of researchers has designed decoys that mimic female emerald ash borer beetles and successfully entice male emerald ash borers to land on them in an attempt to mate, only to be electrocuted and killed by high-voltage current.

"Our new decoy and electrocution process may be useful in managing what the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest...

Monday, September 15, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- An international team of researchers has designed decoys that mimic female emerald ash borer beetles and successfully entice male emerald ash borers to land on them in an attempt to mate, only to be electrocuted and killed by high-voltage current.

"Our new decoy and electrocution process may be useful in managing what the U.S. Department of Agriculture...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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Monday, August 25, 2014

The loss of eastern hemlock could affect water yield and storm flow from forest watersheds in the southern Appalachians, according to a new study by U.S. Forest Service scientists at the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, in southwest North Carolina. The article was just published online in the journal Ecohydrology.

“Eastern hemlock trees have died throughout much of their range due to the...

Monday, August 25, 2014

A tree infested by emerald ash borers is indistinguishable from a healthy specimen, at first, but as the invasive beetle lays its eggs larvae begin to eat serpentine tunnels beneath the bark, feeding steadily on phloem, the vascular passageways that carry metabolic fuel from the leaves, until, slowly, it begins to wither from the...

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Thousand cankers disease, a relatively new disease to Colorado that is lethal to infested black walnut trees, has now arrived in the northeast plains. The disease was confirmed in Fort Morgan through cooperative efforts of the Colorado State Forest Service, Colorado State University Extension, City of Fort Morgan and the CSU Plant Diagnostics Clinic, and likely arrived in the community through...

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

So the city of Madison has been looking at new ways to charge its residents for the growing cost of fighting the tree-killing emerald ash borer.

The city's Alternative Revenue Work Group has been studying ideas to pay for programs with large price spikes.

Wisconsin Public Radio says an ordinance will be introduced Tuesday for a fee to help Madison's Forestry Division do its work...