Departmental News

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.

EAB Webinar Series

Are you interested in learning more about EAB and other invasive forest pests? This website offers opportunities to learn more about invasive insect history and biology, how different US states are handling infestations, new management strategies, and current research.