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Emerald Ash Borer Found in Prospect & Naugatuck, CT - Press Relea

Posted by gumby_ct CT it says Z5 (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 20, 12 at 14:49

While this may seem OT to some, I am sure there are others who have an interest. Just trying to get the word out.

A Press Release was just held ...

Emerald Ash Borer Found in Prospect & Naugatuck, CT - Press Release

New Haven, CT - The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that the emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) was detected in Prospect, CT on July 16, 2012 by staff members at CAES. The identification has been confirmed by federal regulatory officials in the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Plant Protection and Quarantine (USDA APHIS-PPQ). This is the first record of this pest in Connecticut, which is added to 15 other states where infestations have been detected. A new probable site of infestation is located in the Naugatuck State Forest. The beetle identification is unconfirmed. The emerald ash borer is responsible for the death and decline of tens of millions of ash trees from the mid-west to New York State and south to Tennessee. Ash makes up about 4% to 15% of Connecticut's forests and is a common urban tree.
"The detection of the emerald ash borer (EAB) in Prospect and probably in Naugatuck reaffirms that statewide surveys for this pest were necessary," said Louis A. Magnarelli, director of CAES. "We expected to find the beetle in areas of Connecticut across from infestations in Dutchess County, New York; however, the EAB has great flight potential and can travel in infested wood moved by people. This pest attacks all species of ash trees. Our immediate goals are to determine how extensive the Connecticut infestation is, notify residents in the Prospect and Naugatuck area, and implement strategies to slow the spread of the insect."

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RE: Emerald Ash Borer Found in Prospect & Naugatuck, CT - Press R

I'm in upstate NY on the Vt border and if you could look in my back yard you'd see infected Ash trees, which is common around here. They leaf out, then the leaves turn black and fall off and then sometimes releaf out and sometimes not.

As I'm sitting here at the computer the one ash tree back there leafed out just fine and is still holding on to the original leaves.

What can I say, yes, I do think it's Off topic b'c it has nothing to do with the tomato Forum at all. And while I understand you wanting to get the word out about CT there are many folks in many states who already know about it.

Is there another Forum here at GW, like a tree Forum, where it might get the word out faster?

Maybe you already did that?

Carolyn, just trying to be helpful, really.

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