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Invasive Species Resources

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Louisiana State University. AgCenter Research and Extension.

Publication 3052. See also: Plant Diagnostic Center - Publications for more resources

University of Georgia. Cooperative Extension.

University of Illinois Extension.

Illinois Department of Agriculture. Bureau of Environmental Programs. Division of Natural Resources.
Native to Asia, the Emerald Ash Borer is an exotic beetle that was unknown in North America until June 2002 when it was discovered as the cause for the decline of many ash trees in southeast Michigan and neighboring Windsor, Ontario, Canada. It has since been found in several states from the east coast spanning across the midwest and in June 2006, we discovered that it had taken up residence in Illinois.
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry.
The emerald ash borer, a severe insect pest of ash trees, was confirmed in Webster Parish in February 2015, making Louisiana the 25th state to confirm the presence of this beetle. In 2014, the LDAF started a "Don’t Move Firewood" campaign which is geared toward educating people about the risks of transporting pests to other locations where some can do harm. It is best to purchase firewood not more than 10 miles from where it will be burned.
Georgia Invasive Species Task Force.
The emerald ash borer is a federally regulated pest, which means its detection will trigger specific regulations that are designed to help prevent its man assisted spread. The USDA, GA Dept. of Agriculture and GA Forestry Commission have been working together to ensure that the regulations minimally impact businesses but at the same time, will limit the likelihood emerald ash borer will be moved in ash nursery stock, or in logs, mulch, firewood, and other similar items.

DOI. National Park Service.

Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program.
Georgia Forestry Commission.
New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department. State Forestry Division.
Louisiana State University Agricultural Center. Research and Extension.
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council.
Georgia Invasive Species Task Force.
Illinois Department of Agriculture.

University of Illinois. Extension.

Morton Arboretum (Illinois).
Morton Arboretum (Illinois).
Morton Arboretum (Illinois).
University of Illinois. Extension.