Emerald Ash Borer

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Re: Emerald Ash Borer

Post by PAwildernessadvocate » Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:10 pm

I went to see that ash tree (post #4 above) again today with a private forester. He thought the decline in that particular tree was unlikely to be caused by EAB since other ash trees on the property did not seem to be similarly affected. He thought the more likely explanation was that the tree had been affected by some combination of other factors other than EAB. We'll see.
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Re: Emerald Ash Borer

Post by pattyjenkins1 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:39 am


Yes--the article makes makes your point: "And the insects have numbers on their side. 'Woodpeckers can’t quite eat enough to keep up with them,'' Koenig said. 'Even if woodpeckers are eating 40, 50 percent of their young, that’s still an awful lot of emerald ash borers that are getting out there.'"

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