Departmental News

Nasa Tech Helps Fight Forest Pests

NASA is applying the use of a hyperspectral and thermal imager to detect trees with health issues from the air. 

Five More Tennessee Counties Quarantined for EAB

The Volunteer State is dealing with it's fair share of EAB problems. Since it's detection in 2010, EAB has spread to 46 counties in Tennessee.

White Fringetree Hosts EAB

In 2014, researchers at Wright University discovered that the white fringtree (Chionanthus virginicus) was a susceptible host to the emerald ash borer (EAB), in addition to ash (Fraxinus spp.). After further invesitigation, it appears that the white fringetree is just as suitable a host to EAB as any ash species, and that closely related species might be susceptable, as well.