Emerald Ash Borer — Additional News
Homeowners and others have asked whether insecticides are useful in combating EAB. Experts have compiled a fact sheet to answer your questions. [PDF]
Replacement Tree Lists
Many property owners ask what kinds of replacement trees they should consider if they remove their ash trees. In an effort to encourage species diversity, the EAB reforestation committee, including partners such as the U.S. Forest Service and The Morton Arboretum, created these extensive lists of suitable replacement trees. Northern Illinois, Central llinois, and Southern Illinois. [PDF]
Wood Utilization Committee
The Morton Arboretum, in cooperation with state, federal, and local officials, is seeking to engineer at least one positive outcome from the EAB infestations. Arboretum personnel are part of a committee looking for ways to utilize the wood from ash trees destroyed by the invasive beetle. For more information about reclaiming wood from EAB infested trees, see the following site:
Wood Education Resource Center
Illinois Wood Utilization Team
There are several types of Educational Materials that can be used to help municipal foresters tell residents about EAB. These have been distributed around the state to “hubs.”
State Management and the Arboretum
The Arboretum is represented on the Illinois State Management and Science Advisory Panel which assists state officials in setting policy on handling the EAB infestations. Additionally, an Arboretum entomologist has conducted training sessions for municipal foresters and certified arborists on proper methods for conducting a "Bark Peeling Survey," to look for signs of EAB.
Years before EAB arrived in the state, The Morton Arboretum was out in front facilitating the development of prevention and readiness plans. Officials believe the borer arrived in Illinois in ash firewood transported from an infested area out-of-state. Firewood transport is the primary means of introducing pests into new geographic areas. EAB threatens to destroy one-fifth of all Chicago-area trees, which are ash, and could destroy the 130-million ash trees in Illinois.
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