Spread by Firewood, Tree-Killing Pest Confirmed in Arkansas (Jul 21, 2014)
University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service.
The emerald ash borer, a tiny Asian insect responsible for the deaths of tens of millions of trees since its accidental introduction to the United States in 2002, has been confirmed in Hot Spring, Clark and Nevada counties, according to the state Plant Board and the Arkansas Agriculture Department.
Fungus That Kills Bats Prompts Continued Precautions at Arkansas Caves (Jul 29, 2013)
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
A low level of the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats has been detected in two north Arkansas caves. The fungus was discovered in a cave at Devil's Den State Park in Washington County and a private cave located in southern Baxter County. No bat deaths due to white-nose syndrome are known to have occurred in Arkansas.
Top Ten Invasive Species of Concern in
Arkansas (PDF | 1.1. MB)
Arkansas State Plant Board.