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Emerald ash borer survival in firewood

Year:

2003

Publication type:

Other

Primary Station(s):

Northern Research Station

Source:

In: Mastro, Victor; Reardon, Richard, comps. Emerald ash borer research and technology development meeting; 2003 September 30-October 1; Port Huron, MI. FHTET 2004-03. Morgantown, WV: U.S. Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team: 23.

Description

The emerald ash borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), is native to several countries in Asia (e.g., China, Korea, and Japan). EAB was discovered in Michigan and Ontario in 2002, and then in Ohio, Maryland, and Virginia in 2003. As of November 2003, EAB has only been found to infest ash (Fraxinus) trees in North America, although other hardwoods (e.g., Juglans, Pterocarya, Ulmus) are listed as hosts in Korea and Japan. EAB is spreading naturally through adult flight as well as artificially through movement of infested ash nursery stock, logs, and firewood.

Citation

Haack, Robert A.; Petrice, Toby R. 2003. Emerald ash borer survival in firewood. In: Mastro, Victor; Reardon, Richard, comps. Emerald ash borer research and technology development meeting; 2003 September 30-October 1; Port Huron, MI. FHTET 2004-03. Morgantown, WV: U.S. Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team: 23.

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