Departmental News

Duluth Braces for EAB Invasion

Duluth is one of the only cities in the United States that has been able to detect EAB early on in an infestation. This article offers some insight into how the city plans to manage the insect as the infestation develops. Photo Credit: USDA

Chinese Fringetree: Not a suitable EAB host

White fringtree (Chinanthus virginicus) was found to be a suitable host for EAB in the Eastern US. Fortunately, it appears that Chinese fringetree (Chionanthus retusus) is not a host. See below for the full story. Photo Credit: John Ruter, University of Georgia

Slow Process of Countering EAB

This NY Times article regales the slow and steady effort by scientists to protect ash trees from EAB. Ash trees produce a certain set of defense compounds in response to attack; the amount and type of these compounds varies by species. Scientists are hard at work developing methods to give North American ash trees the boost of defense compounds that they need to fight EAB.