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(Connecticut Post)   Ladies and gentlemen... THE BEETLES   (ctpost.com) divider line 49
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2012-08-02 03:30:14 PM  
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-08-02 03:43:47 PM  
Someone probably brought firewood into their backyard for their furnace.

Does California still have inspection stations on freeways to check for medflies on imported fruit? I suppose it's too late to do the same in New England.
 
2012-08-02 04:28:50 PM  
Beetle killing trees in New Haven

at first i thought there was finally a tree that was killing off the beetles
 
2012-08-02 06:27:33 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: Beetle killing trees in New Haven

at first i thought there was finally a tree that was killing off the beetles


So it's just one beetle, then? Must be awfully tired by now.
 
2012-08-02 06:28:37 PM  
Too late, the EAB has been in New England for over 5 years now. As usual, government is a day late and a dollar short. Still won't stop them from spending hundreds of millions of dollars on a lost cause though.
 
2012-08-02 06:33:11 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: Beetle killing trees in New Haven

at first i thought there was finally a tree that was killing off the beetles


Same here. I had visions of a dyslexic Ent on a rampage, hunting down Ringo but leaving Paul to last for his crimes against music, specifically the Frog Chorus.
 
2012-08-02 06:34:33 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: Beetle killing trees in New Haven

at first i thought there was finally a tree that was killing off the beetles


Yes, that's exactly what I thought!!! For a moment I was worried about my cat.
 
2012-08-02 06:36:59 PM  
i168.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-02 06:41:00 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: Beetle killing trees in New Haven

at first i thought there was finally a tree that was killing off the beetles


Beetle-killing tree? Beetle killing-tree?

Should have been: Beetle-S killing trees, I guess.

Also, beetle looks funny if you type it too many times.
 
2012-08-02 06:52:58 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Dead for Tax Reasons: Beetle killing trees in New Haven

at first i thought there was finally a tree that was killing off the beetles

Beetle-killing tree? Beetle killing-tree?

Should have been: Beetle-S killing trees, I guess.

Also, beetle looks funny if you type it too many times.


You should try "pancake" sometime.

Pancake pancake pancake pancake pancake.

Tee hee!
 
2012-08-02 06:53:21 PM  

ciberido: Dead for Tax Reasons: Beetle killing trees in New Haven

at first i thought there was finally a tree that was killing off the beetles

So it's just one beetle, then? Must be awfully tired by now.


well the old Sixties models run forever with simple maintainence.
 
2012-08-02 06:55:04 PM  
With a little pulp from my fronds...
 
2012-08-02 06:55:41 PM  
Especially susceptible are the Norwegian woods.
 
2012-08-02 06:56:52 PM  
Dog bites man.
 
2012-08-02 06:59:25 PM  
I use to think this was a cash grab my state's DNR but I am starting to see might be real .
/I remember the Asian long-horned beetle scare of the late 90's
 
2012-08-02 07:06:45 PM  
Got to get you into my leaf
 
2012-08-02 07:06:49 PM  

LDM90: Gyrfalcon: Dead for Tax Reasons: Beetle killing trees in New Haven

at first i thought there was finally a tree that was killing off the beetles

Beetle-killing tree? Beetle killing-tree?

Should have been: Beetle-S killing trees, I guess.

Also, beetle looks funny if you type it too many times.

You should try "pancake" sometime.

Pancake pancake pancake pancake pancake.

Tee hee!


It's like when you say a word over and over again and it starts to lose its meaning.
 
2012-08-02 07:06:54 PM  
I can see it now: The RedSoxs infiltrate the Yankees' locker room,setting hundreds of these bat eating beetles to wreck havoc on the line up. These bugs must be stopped.
 
2012-08-02 07:09:06 PM  

ZAZ: Someone probably brought firewood into their backyard for their furnace.

Does California still have inspection stations on freeways to check for medflies on imported fruit? I suppose it's too late to do the same in New England.


Yea, it is all about firewood with this flying insect.

"Well, if we have no way of stoping this beastie, what will we do? We must do something!"
"I know, firewood!"
"Eurika!"
 
2012-08-02 07:16:40 PM  

RexTalionis: With a little pulp from my fronds...


So how long you been saving that one? :)
 
2012-08-02 07:20:08 PM  

Gyrfalcon: RexTalionis: With a little pulp from my fronds...

So how long you been saving that one? :)


Two hours and 32 minutes.
 
2012-08-02 07:37:01 PM  
We already cut down all our ash trees so the beetles couldn't kill them.

true story bro.
 
2012-08-02 08:00:58 PM  
Let's turn on the juice and see what shakes loose.

images.wikia.com

/you rang?
 
2012-08-02 08:09:16 PM  
BIRDEMIC!
 
2012-08-02 08:13:09 PM  
img3.etsystatic.com
 
2012-08-02 08:14:55 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: I use to think this was a cash grab my state's DNR but I am starting to see might be real .
/I remember the Asian long-horned beetle scare of the late 90's


img441.imageshack.us

That's lacist.
 
2012-08-02 08:15:56 PM  
picasion.com
 
2012-08-02 08:19:58 PM  
At least it's not the Mosquitoes...

uploads.neatorama.com
 
2012-08-02 08:26:44 PM  
Ono!
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-08-02 08:27:14 PM  
At least it's not the Mosquitoes...

We already have two kinds of Asian mosquito, Aedes albopictus and Aedes japonicus.
 
2012-08-02 08:48:18 PM  
I heard they avoid any tree on property owned by Pete Best.
 
2012-08-02 09:23:13 PM  

RexTalionis: Gyrfalcon: RexTalionis: With a little pulp from my fronds...

So how long you been saving that one? :)

Two hours and 32 minutes.


Me like.
 
2012-08-02 09:23:45 PM  

Granny Stab: Ono!


Theyre here, there, and everywhere it seems.
 
2012-08-02 09:31:51 PM  
An der Welt-Esche
wob ich einst,
da gross und stark
dem Stamm entgrünte
weihlicher Äste Wald.
Im kühlen Schatten
rauscht' ein Quell,
Weisheit raunend
rann sein Gewell';
da sang ich heil'gen Sinn. -
Ein kühner Gott
trat zum Trunk an den Quell;
seiner Augen eines
zahlt' er als ewigen Zoll.
Von der Welt-Esche
brach da Wotan einen Ast;
eines Speeres Schaft
entschnitt der Starke dem Stamm.

In langer Zeiten Lauf
zehrte die Wunde den Wald;
falb fielen die Blätter,
dürr darbte der Baum,
traurig versiegte
des Quelles Trank:
trüben Sinnes
ward mein Gesang.
Doch, web' ich heut'
an der Weltesche nicht mehr,
 
2012-08-02 09:51:21 PM  
Alas, New Haven has not been "The Elm City" since the 1940s due to the blight of Dutch Elm disease. But now, with the new invasive species, they may have to remove the "Tree City" signs altogether.

It is a tragedy.
 
2012-08-02 09:56:37 PM  
"Come together/Gnaw bark/Off the tree...."
 
2012-08-02 10:31:27 PM  
We need some sort of Yoko lizard.
 
2012-08-02 10:42:35 PM  

on the road: Alas, New Haven has not been "The Elm City" since the 1940s due to the blight of Dutch Elm disease. But now, with the new invasive species, they may have to remove the "Tree City" signs altogether.

It is a tragedy.


Um, they would only lose their TCU status if they abandoned their urban forest management strategy and cut their budget below the minimum threshold.

I am a municipal forester who works in the Chicago area. I also happen to have studied and worked with EAB since its discovery in 2002.
 
2012-08-02 10:49:58 PM  

fusillade762: LDM90: Gyrfalcon: Dead for Tax Reasons: Beetle killing trees in New Haven

at first i thought there was finally a tree that was killing off the beetles

Beetle-killing tree? Beetle killing-tree?

Should have been: Beetle-S killing trees, I guess.

Also, beetle looks funny if you type it too many times.

You should try "pancake" sometime.

Pancake pancake pancake pancake pancake.

Tee hee!

It's like when you say a word over and over again and it starts to lose its meaning.


spaghetti spaghetti spaghetti spaghetti spaghetti
 
2012-08-02 11:00:03 PM  

RexTalionis: With a little pulp from my fronds...


Isn't that a little sappy?
 
2012-08-02 11:19:31 PM  
Crap, all those places are very close to us. I mean, we were already aware of this, but we didn't know the threat was this great.

My father was at the Ag Station's open house yesterday (I had to work, grumble grumble), and told me that they're working on a new scheme to introduce species-specific parasitising wasps that specifically attack these farkers. I wish them luck; I'd consider that an ideal solution.

Entirely unrelated, they're also developing a viral responce to the fungus that's been the bane of American Chestnut for over a century now. The new treatment attacks the fungus directly; it doesn't destroy it, but it subdues it enough to prevent it from killing the trees. It would be great to have this grand old staple tree back after all this time.

I also remember when the blight took the elms around here. It was strange and very sad to see the Green and most of downtown with all those huge old trees gone. We are the Elm City, after all. I hope to see them again someday.
 
2012-08-02 11:34:50 PM  

forstmeister: on the road: Alas, New Haven has not been "The Elm City" since the 1940s due to the blight of Dutch Elm disease. But now, with the new invasive species, they may have to remove the "Tree City" signs altogether.

It is a tragedy.

Um, they would only lose their TCU status if they abandoned their urban forest management strategy and cut their budget below the minimum threshold.

I am a municipal forester who works in the Chicago area. I also happen to have studied and worked with EAB since its discovery in 2002.


According to the official site, we've been in it for four years. I would have expected longer. But then, knowing New Haven government, it was probably a money issue. I'm willing to bet we worked a deal with Yale's Forestry School, which would be ideal for everyone involved anyway.

We lost our elms decades ago, sadly. I don't think we'll have to lose our ashes, but if we do, we've got lots more trees to choose from. Oaks grow well here. And I wouldn't mind seeing some sugar maples on the green. That would look spectacular come autumn.

On the other hand, I'd be happy to see Norway maples all cut down. They're a real problem. Why can't the invasive fauna go after the invasive flora?
 
2012-08-02 11:44:01 PM  

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Crap, all those places are very close to us. I mean, we were already aware of this, but we didn't know the threat was this great.

My father was at the Ag Station's open house yesterday (I had to work, grumble grumble), and told me that they're working on a new scheme to introduce species-specific parasitising wasps that specifically attack these farkers. I wish them luck; I'd consider that an ideal solution.

Entirely unrelated, they're also developing a viral responce to the fungus that's been the bane of American Chestnut for over a century now. The new treatment attacks the fungus directly; it doesn't destroy it, but it subdues it enough to prevent it from killing the trees. It would be great to have this grand old staple tree back after all this time.

I also remember when the blight took the elms around here. It was strange and very sad to see the Green and most of downtown with all those huge old trees gone. We are the Elm City, after all. I hope to see them again someday.


Here in Austin, Tx we're being eaten up with Oak Wilt, it's a fungus delivered by beetles. Killing off all our Live Oaks, not much that can be done about it. You can treat individual trees with fungicide, but most residents can't, and there's tons of green space here that they can't go into and basically treat a forest.

The city had an Oak Wilt Prevention dept for awhile, but it was axed in budget cuts, partly because it really didn't offer much to preventing it.
 
2012-08-02 11:58:42 PM  

fusillade762: LDM90: Gyrfalcon: Dead for Tax Reasons: Beetle killing trees in New Haven

at first i thought there was finally a tree that was killing off the beetles

Beetle-killing tree? Beetle killing-tree?

Should have been: Beetle-S killing trees, I guess.

Also, beetle looks funny if you type it too many times.

You should try "pancake" sometime.

Pancake pancake pancake pancake pancake.

Tee hee!

It's like when you say a word over and over again and it starts to lose its meaning.


Unless it is a sentence, such as "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo."

Wikipedia
 
2012-08-03 12:46:30 AM  
images-mediawiki-sites.thefullwiki.org
 
2012-08-03 01:46:25 AM  
We love wood,
Yeah, yeah, yeah!
 
2012-08-03 02:24:13 AM  
I think this problem might be solved with a really big shoe.
 
2012-08-03 09:53:34 AM  
Michelle Beadle?
 
2012-08-03 10:52:01 AM  
FTFA:Owners of infected trees will eventually be asked to cut them down, since there is no funding for removal.

There's little funding for these things any more -- pothole repair, tree removal, etc. Sometimes entire cities have been going broke as well, typically on the back of public safety salaries and retirement payments in California, eg. Stockton. Average police officer salaries here in Oakland/Berkeley are over $110,000 per year with 90% retirements w/COLA's and top-shelf health insurance. That's all good, but not when normal services suffer.
 
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