An invasive beetle that kills ash trees is moving further into Louisville. The emerald ash borer was found earlier this month in Shawnee Park. Arborists have known the emerald ash borer was in Jefferson County for awhile, and have been preparing. But the discovery of one in Shawnee Park is the first sign of the… Continue reading Emerald Ash Borer Found in Shawnee Park
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… Continue reading Metro Parks Will Hold Forum on Ash Borer Tonight
Under the new rule, campers can still bring in firewood, but it must have a federal or state certification stamp or have its bark removed. Kiln-dried construction lumber is also allowed, and some sites will have approved firewood for sale.
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.… Continue reading New Kentucky Forestry Assessment Released
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.
Indiana Department of Natural Resources scientists are reporting the presence of the invasive emerald ash borer beetle in another southern Indiana county – Monroe county.
Researchers from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture are keeping a close eye on Northern Kentucky; they’re looking for the Emerald Ash Borer.