Metro Parks Will Hold Forum on Ash Borer Tonight

Metro Government officials are warning that the Emerald Ash Borer could do significant damage in Louisville. The invasive pest, which infects and eventually kills ash trees, has been in Kentucky since 2009, and the Parks Department will hold a forum about the insect tonight. As their name suggests, the insects are emerald-colored and infect ash […]

New Kentucky Forestry Assessment Released

By Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio The Kentucky Division of Forestry is out with its assessment on the current status and future of wooded landscapes across the Commonwealth. Forest health has been identified as the number one issue facing Kentucky’s wooded landscapes, according to a report issued this week by the state Division of Forestry. […]

Firewood Likely Brought Ash Borer to KY

Kentucky officials are keeping an eye on the spread of the invasive emerald ash borer. This tiny pest has killed ash trees throughout the northeastern United States and was recently spotted in the Bluegrass state. University of Kentucky entomologist Lee Townsend says humans are inadvertently spreading the borer when they transport firewood.