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(Sun News Network)   Emerald Ash Borer could meet his match against Tetrastichus Planipennisi in a battle for forest supremacy on Pay-Per-View. Call your local cable or satellite provider to order   (sunnewsnetwork.ca) divider line 20
    More: Interesting, emerald ash borers, tetrastichus planipennisi, ash borers, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, wasps, United States Department of Agriculture, Latin name, reintroduction  
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2013-07-07 03:36:39 PM
SUNDAY!
SUNDAY!
SUNDAY!
 
2013-07-07 04:09:16 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-07-07 04:17:34 PM
How long until we get to the gorillias?
 
2013-07-07 04:21:50 PM
Does this mean I can start transporting firewood between county lines again?
 
2013-07-07 04:22:49 PM

Burr: Does this mean I can start transporting firewood between county lines again?


No
 
2013-07-07 04:40:28 PM
Man, I really hope this works. Our street in Michigan used to be lined with ash, creating a beautiful tree tunnel. By the time we moved in, all of the trees were gone and had been replaced with small ornamentals trees. Our new place in Illinois had ash all along the street, too. They were cut down this spring, and you see dead or near dead ash all over the city. On the plus side, you're getting more biodiversity by replacing the lost ash with a wide variety of species, but I still miss the old streetscapes.

/C'mon wasps, kick these ash holes out of town!
 
2013-07-07 04:49:43 PM
Dont transport firewood! Wisconsin has enough ash holes from Illinois as it is...
 
2013-07-07 05:02:07 PM
Aww, but my campfires just don't feel right unless each log comes from a different state!
 
2013-07-07 05:05:38 PM
I hope it works. My home town removed a third of the trees from my favorite park years ago hoping to help stop the spread. I don't think it worked. Not that those trees would have lived long anyway once the bugs arrived.
 
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2013-07-07 05:17:25 PM

BATMANATEE: How long until we get to the gorillias?


Before anyone even clicked the link.
 
2013-07-07 07:12:22 PM
Why again are we working so hard to save a f*cking unremarkable tree species? Just save some seeds, let the ash borers kill em all and starve to death, then re-plant them. Or just, as I said, f*ck it.
 
2013-07-07 07:13:29 PM

Reverend J: Burr: Does this mean I can start transporting firewood between county lines again?

No


As if that makes any difference one way or the other.
 
2013-07-07 07:38:31 PM
As soon as I finished reading the article I was trying to find out if I could buy the wasps and release them in my yard. Sad to say not yet.

Why would I want to save an unremarkable tree? Because replacing four 70+ year old trees with saplings that won't provide decent shade for a good decade or so doesn't sound like like something I want to do.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-07-07 07:43:03 PM
Are entomologists going to set up an oviposition webcam?
 
2013-07-07 07:48:38 PM

BATMANATEE: How long until we get to the gorillias?


That's the beauty of it.
 
2013-07-07 10:08:09 PM

twotowner: As soon as I finished reading the article I was trying to find out if I could buy the wasps and release them in my yard. Sad to say not yet.

Why would I want to save an unremarkable tree? Because replacing four 70+ year old trees with saplings that won't provide decent shade for a good decade or so doesn't sound like like something I want to do.


If you don't have ash borers in your yard, the wasps won't stick around. And if you DO have ash borers in your yard, the responsible thing to do is to have the tree destroyed ASAP.
 
2013-07-07 10:24:44 PM
Let me know when they have something for Japanese beetles
 
2013-07-07 10:41:32 PM
SacriliciousBeerSwiller: I'm across the street from miles of state land. Plenty of other ash in the neighborhood with little to no chance of being cut down to keep the little wasps happy.

Wouldn't be the first time my area has done something like this. Several years ago, in an effort to control Eurasian milfoil weeds in our lake, the lake board released thousands of milfoil weevils. They were a supplement to an application of aquatic herbicide. So far, no large scale reapplication of the weed killer has been necessary. So it appears the weevils have done their job.
 
2013-07-07 11:15:15 PM
As someone whose beautiful ash trees are already dying and slated to be cut down, I am not getting a kick.
 
2013-07-08 09:30:58 AM
This is relevant to my interests...

/work for a state dep. of Ag.
//have surveyed for EAB and have released biocontrols
///slashies must come in threes!
 
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