Emerald Ash Borer http://nhpr.org en N.H. Forest Rangers To Take Precautions With NASCAR Fan Firewood http://nhpr.org/post/nh-forest-rangers-take-precautions-nascar-fan-firewood <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">New Hampshire's forest rangers are cautioning visitors to this weekend's NASCAR race: If you're camping, buy the firewood locally or have a certificate showing it's been heat-treated.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:16:35 +0000 Associated Press 51507 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Forest Rangers To Take Precautions With NASCAR Fan Firewood UNH Cooperative Extension To Host Emerald Ash Borer Workshops http://nhpr.org/post/unh-cooperative-extension-host-emerald-ash-borer-workshops <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University of New Hampshire's Cooperative Extension is going on the road to educate people about the destructive emerald ash borer. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Workshops are scheduled in Canterbury at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 19, and at 4 p.m. Friday, June 20. Sun, 15 Jun 2014 15:21:03 +0000 Associated Press 50249 at http://nhpr.org UNH Cooperative Extension To Host Emerald Ash Borer Workshops State Entomologist: Cold Not Enough To Stop Invasive Bugs http://nhpr.org/post/state-entomologist-cold-not-enough-stop-invasive-bugs <p></p><p>While frigid temperatures don’t feel particularly great, they do play an important role in the state’s ecosystem.</p><p>One way that cold temperatures can be helpful is by beating back the wave of invasive insects that have laid siege to the state’s forests, but State Entomologist Piera Siegert tells NHPR’s Brady Carlson that the some of the recent headlines about the impact of this cold on invasive bugs over-state the case in the Granite state.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 21:18:53 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown & Brady Carlson 42199 at http://nhpr.org State Entomologist: Cold Not Enough To Stop Invasive Bugs Invasive Beetle Survey Finds Infestation Along Merrimack River http://nhpr.org/post/invasive-beetle-survey-finds-infestation-along-merrimack-river <p></p><p>A survey is now underway in Concord, to determine how far an infestation of invasive beetles has spread. The Emerald Ash Borer has been detected in trees up and down the Merrimack River in Concord. But so far the survey has not found any of the pests outside of a six-mile radius of the city.</p><p>There are 25 million ash trees in New Hampshire, found mostly in western and Northern counties. They make up about 6 percent of the state’s forests. But so far, the beetle that has decimated forests in the Midwest, has only been discovered in and around Concord</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:23:53 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 26174 at http://nhpr.org Invasive Beetle Survey Finds Infestation Along Merrimack River With Borer Announcement, Merrimack County Under Firewood Quarantine http://nhpr.org/post/borer-announcement-merrimack-county-under-firewood-quarantine <p></p><p></p><p>Merrimack county is <a href="http://nhbugs.org/">under quarantine</a>. Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive Asian beetle that has killed millions of Ash trees in the Midwest, has been discovered in Concord.</p><p>Once the beetle’s population has been established, they can spread incredibly fast, doubling every year. Today the state learned where the patient zero of the New Hampshire infestation can be found.</p><p></p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 21:51:03 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 25167 at http://nhpr.org With Borer Announcement, Merrimack County Under Firewood Quarantine Fewer Trees, Fewer People http://nhpr.org/post/fewer-trees-fewer-people <p><a href="http://m.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/01/when-trees-die-people-die/267322">The January issue of Atlantic Monthly online</a> reported a curious connection between the death of <strong><em>100 million</em></strong> ash trees killed after the arrival of the invasive, exotic “Emerald Ash borer” beetle in lower Michigan to an ensuing spike in rates of human heart disease and pulmonary illness including pneumonia.</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Dave Anderson 23605 at http://nhpr.org Fewer Trees, Fewer People Destructive Invasive Beetle Creeps Closer to NH http://nhpr.org/post/destructive-invasive-beetle-creeps-closer-nh <p>The Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive Asian beetle that has killed millions of Ash trees in the Great Lakes region, is creeping closer to New Hampshire.</p><p>This week an Emerald Ash Borer infestation was found in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. The pest has spread from Michigan, through the Mid-Atlantic region, to upstate New York and Connecticut.</p><p>Kyle Lombard with the division of Forested Lands says, on its own the ash borer moves very slowly.</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 16:44:32 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 12918 at http://nhpr.org Destructive Invasive Beetle Creeps Closer to NH Fear of the Beetle http://nhpr.org/post/fear-beetle <p>New Hampshire foresters are closely watching the movements of an exotic beetle known as the Emerald Ash Borer.&nbsp;&nbsp;Just last month the U-S Forest Service announced that for the first time, the beetle has been found east of the Hudson river.&nbsp; That&rsquo;s just ninety miles from the New Hampshire border.&nbsp; The Emerald Ash Borer first appeared in North America ten years ago, and has killed millions of ash trees in several mid-Atlantic and Midwestern states, as well as Canada.&nbsp; To find out whether or not the beetle poses a threat to the Granite State, we turn to Kyle Lombar Thu, 10 May 2012 13:25:32 +0000 Rick Ganley 4534 at http://nhpr.org Fear of the Beetle