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.
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With reports this week of Emerald Ash Borer infestations in two more Iowa counties, it’s only a matter of time before the invasive pest wreaks havoc throughout the state. After hearing the latest news, a friend in northeast Cedar Rapids asked what she should do about her front-yard ash tree. Linn County has yet to […]
Another discovery of the invasive emerald ash borer is leading to a statewide quarantine on ash wood products. This time – the sixth confirmed infestation in Iowa since 2010 – the destructive beetle was found by city employees trimming trees in Waterloo. Emerald Ash Borer, a beetle that kills all types of ash trees, has […]
CEDAR RAPIDS – The Emerald Ash Borer, which has devastated ash trees in several other states, has found its way to Iowa and now, two meetings have been scheduled to provide information for industry workers and the public. Most recently identified in a residential tree in Mechanicsville in northern Cedar County, the invasive pest has […]
They’re heeere… As much as I held out hope that the Japanese beetle population had been wiped out by an unusually fortuitous twist of fate, my watch for the invasive insect ended today with the discovery of several beetles on my raspberry bushes. If you have rose bushes, grapes, hollyhock, linden trees, pin oak, willows […]
This sounds like the water-borne version of chiggers. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources notes that swimmer’s itch is becoming an issue at Okoboji Lake and offers advice on what can be done about this condition: SPIRIT LAKE – Campers last weekend reported cases of swimmer’s itch contracted on East Okoboji Lake in the Iowa […]