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Project Canopy alerts to Hazardous Trees in Houlton, ME

Sep
14

Rotting, dead wood and bark decay. While some tree owners may rub these signs off as no big deal, The Maine Forest Service calls them a huge hazard. News Source 8 Reporter Jenna Callari has the details about an informational workshop held Tuesday, that warned residents about potential tree hazards.  Read more...

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Maine Takes Steps to Keep Harmful Invasive Insect at Bay

Jul
28
Tom Porter, MPBN.  July 27, 2011
State conservation officials are keeping a serious eye out this year for signs of an invasive beetle that destroys ash trees.  The emerald ash borer has had a devastating impact on ash tree populations in the Midwest since it arrived from Asia nine years ago, and has now been seen in parts of the Northeast, including New York state and Quebec.  Read more...
 

 

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Battle of the bugs

Jul
28

In the war the state expects to wage against the tree-killing emerald ash borer, a native wasp has a prominent role on the front lines.

Beth Quimby, Portland Press Herald.  July 28, 2011

FREEPORT - A non-stinging wasp that likes to build its nests in baseball diamond dirt is helping Maine entomologists detect an insect that has decimated millions of ash trees in the Midwest.  The Cerceris fumipennis wasp is the best weapon that researchers have for determining whether the emerald ash borer has made its way to Maine.  Read more...

 

 

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