IOWA CITY – Woodpeckers helped pinpoint emerald ash borer, an invasive pest that kills all ash trees, on the University of Iowa campus. Johnson County’s confirmation brings to 30 the number of counties where emerald ash borer has been found in Iowa. That includes Linn County, where live larva of the beetle was detected in […]
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CEDAR RAPIDS — Greene Square Park, residents of Cedar Rapids (hopefully) know, is named for one of the city’s founders, Judge George Greene, and isn’t a misspelling of the word “green.” Still, it was nice to have that pocket of green in the middle of the city, where warm days would bring out downtown workers […]
Given the other infestations in Iowa, it was only a matter of time before the emerald ash borer was detected in Cedar Rapids. A member of Iowa’s emerald ash borer team discovered live larvae on an ash tree at an Interstate 380 rest area in southern Cedar Rapids, state officials announced this morning.
By Cindy Hadish/For Radish Magazine Just as the shady canopies of American elm trees gave way to Dutch elm disease in the last century, the ubiquitous ash tree, a staple throughout the Midwest, is succumbing to emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle that kills all varieties of ash. The lesson from both is one that […]
Emerald Ash Borer, the invasive beetle that destroys all types of ash trees, has been confirmed in Keokuk County, bringing to 19 the number of counties where it has been identified in Iowa so far. That’s nearly one-fifth of the state, and experts say it’s only a matter of time before it’s found statewide. For […]
There is no holiday break from the dreaded emerald ash borer. The invasive beetle has been positively identified in an additional five counties in Iowa, bringing the statewide total to 18. Read more about the latest infestations from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources:
CEDAR RAPIDS – Park-goers will experience new lighting, a water feature and improved outdoor seating in downtown Cedar Rapids, after the City Council approved the Greene Square revitalization design plan at its meeting today. Work will likely begin next spring on the $1.95 million project, to be paid for through a private and public partnership […]
News today that Emerald Ash Borer was discovered in Muscatine brings to 11 the number of counties in Iowa where the destructive beetle has been found. Find information about previous sightings and what you can do for your trees in these stories: Tenth infestation announced Beetle found in Iowa City Advice for homeowners State quarantine […]
The march continues. Emerald Ash Borer, a beetle that kills all varieties of ash trees, has been positively identified from a tree in Mount Pleasant, in Henry County. The latest discovery, announced Friday, July 11, 2014, brings to 10 the number of counties where the devastating beetle has been found in Iowa.
IOWA CITY – An unusual twist to the unfolding Emerald Ash Borer saga in Iowa with the announcement today of the discovery of an adult beetle, but no apparent infestation. Read background on the destructive ash borer’s march across Iowa in these articles Advice for homeowners State quarantine begins Creston infestation and see more about […]