emerald ash borer http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Forestry Officials Plan to Meet on Growing Emerald Ash Borer Issue http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-forestry-officials-plan-meet-growing-emerald-ash-borer-issue <p>An ongoing insect infestation is causing both safety and aesthetic concerns at a well-known Kentucky state park.</p><p>The <a href="/post/emerald-ash-borer-still-threat-louisvilles-trees-city-response-piecemeal">emerald ash borer,</a> which is native to Asia but new to North America, was first seen in Kentucky just four years ago. Since, then it’s done serious damage to trees in 24 counties. State officials are especially worried about its impact on General Butler State Park near Carrolton.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 10:51:39 +0000 Stu Johnson | Kentucky Public Radio 6847 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Forestry Officials Plan to Meet on Growing Emerald Ash Borer Issue Emerald Ash Borer Still a Threat to Louisville's Trees, But City Response is Piecemeal http://wfpl.org/post/emerald-ash-borer-still-threat-louisvilles-trees-city-response-piecemeal <p>As Louisville begins to confront an urban tree canopy decimated by drought and storms, another hazard is poised to do even more damage. <a href="http://www.emeraldashborer.info/#sthash.GH6og1Kq.dpbs" target="_blank">Emerald ash borers</a> are invasive beetles that attack ash trees; if the trees aren’t treated, the pest could wipe out most or all of Louisville’s ash trees. But the city still lacks a comprehensive plan to combat the insect.</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 16:05:35 +0000 Erica Peterson 5687 at http://wfpl.org Emerald Ash Borer Still a Threat to Louisville's Trees, But City Response is Piecemeal