emerald ash borer

Plant of the Week - White Fringe Tree

Each spring I am mesmerized by the white blooms of the white fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus) outside my office at the Toledo Botanical Garden. This large shrub, or small tree, has a spreading habit. The plant is currently in its flowering glory in NW Ohio, capturing the attention of the Garden visitors wondering what it is. The white, slightly fragrant flowers are born in panicles that hang downward with a very soft and delicant appearance to them. 
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Emerald Ash Borer Update for the New Year

Kicking off the new year with an update on a not so new invasive species, the emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) (EAB). 

 

EAB was first detected in summer of 2002 in Michigan, near Detroit, and in winter of 2003 in Ohio, outside of Toledo. It has since spread through the buckeye state and has made its home in 36 states. As indicated on the map, some states have felt the wrath of EAB from north to south and east to west, while some have what we would call 'isolated infestations' - at least for now. 

 

While the EAB map that is updated on a...

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Fall 2020 Webinar Series on Invasives, Emerald Ash Borer University - The Green Tree Killing Insect and More!

We’re excited to announce the fall Emerald Ash Borer University lineup! This fall we will be hosting webinars on a wide range of topics on Thursdays at 11:00 AM ET. If you can’t attend the live webinar we will also post recordings. Sign up to watch the live webinars or be notified when the recordings are posted. Please share this announcement with anyone you think might be interested!
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Emerald Ash Borer University (EABU) - Upcoming Sessions

Emerald Ash Borer University (EABU) was created to be able share programming on the EAB, and other invasive pests, virtually, before it was the in-thing! While you are receiving lots of information about programs and presentations being offered virtually in response to the stay-at-home order, we wanted to remind you of the sessions EABU has on tap in the next couple months. Additionally, the sessions that have been offered in the past have been recorded and can be viewed at your convenience. 
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Putting Ash Wood to Good Use - Lessons from the Urban Wood Network

Earlier this month, Emerald Ash Borer University (EABU) hosted an online webiner entitled, "Putting Ash Wood to Good Use - Lessons from the Urban Wood Network." While many of us from Ohio have already lived through the devastation of EAB; some may have utilized the ash, some may have not, but either way, you will enjoy the webinar presented by Don Peterson, executive director of the Urban Wood Network.  
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Learn More About Ash Hazards

Earlier this month, Joe Boggs authored a BYGL Alert entitled, Ash Breakage: the Hazard Continues (March 19, 2019). To follow-up with this topic, we wanted to alert you to an upcoming webinar from EAB University called Dead Ash Dangers and Considerations for Risk and Removal.
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