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    Emerald Ash Borer Almost in Iowa

    Emerald ash borer found near southern Minnesota border - TwinCities.com

    The emerald ash borer was found in Victory, Wisconsin, just across the Mississippi from Iowa. Not good.



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    Re: Emerald Ash Borer Almost in Iowa

    Luckily, once you get 30-40 miles west of the Wisconsin border, there are no trees to eat.... (except for Southern Iowa)


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    Re: Emerald Ash Borer Almost in Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    Luckily, once you get 30-40 miles west of the Wisconsin border, there are no trees to eat.... (except for Southern Iowa)
    Are you being sarcastic or have you never been to Minnesota before?



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    Re: Emerald Ash Borer Almost in Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by isunorth View Post
    Are you being sarcastic or have you never been to Minnesota before?
    It's all about where our imported firewood comes from. My yard at home has 4 ash trees but luckily we are in a small town that may be spared, who knows. There are still elm trees that survived that scare.



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    Re: Emerald Ash Borer Almost in Iowa

    Is he a new recruit?



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    Re: Emerald Ash Borer Almost in Iowa

    While it is easy to make jokes, and I likes me some jokes, things like this can become very serious in a short amount of time. It is worth keeping an eye on.

    It is like the rust problem with the world's wheat. That could really cause problems for everybody.


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    Re: Emerald Ash Borer Almost in Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by isunorth View Post
    Are you being sarcastic or have you never been to Minnesota before?
    I went to high school in Rochester. I lived my entire life (prior to ISU) w/in 2 miles of the Iowa/Minnesota border. I was referring to the Iowa/Wisconsin border. Once you get about 40 miles west of the Mississippi in Iowa (or Southern Minnesota), with the exception of along streams, there are almost no trees. It's farmland, and before that it was a prairie...

    North of the Cities, it's all forest.


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    Re: Emerald Ash Borer Almost in Iowa

    being closely tied to the hort dept at isu, along with entemlogy etc etc, the entemolgy professors who i know say give it two years max and it will be in Iowa and will be devastating



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    Re: Emerald Ash Borer Almost in Iowa

    This is very unfortunate news



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    Re: Emerald Ash Borer Almost in Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by joefrog View Post
    While it is easy to make jokes, and I likes me some jokes, things like this can become very serious in a short amount of time. It is worth keeping an eye on.

    It is like the rust problem with the world's wheat. That could really cause problems for everybody.
    I'm more concerned with the world-wide decline in honey bees. We need them to pollenate (sp?) several varieties flowers and plants that we eat on a daily basis.

    And I WILL be ****** when/if I have to cut down the ash tree I planted 9 years ago when I bought my house.


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    Re: Emerald Ash Borer Almost in Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by psycln11 View Post
    I'm more concerned with the world-wide decline in honey bees. We need them to pollenate (sp?) several varieties flowers and plants that we eat on a daily basis.

    And I WILL be ****** when/if I have to cut down the ash tree I planted 9 years ago when I bought my house.


    it will take at least a few years longer to get to central iowa after it gets here.. but I know that doesnt really help



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    Re: Emerald Ash Borer Almost in Iowa

    So would it be smart to start harvesting ash trees right now? I know there has been a similar problem in Colorado w/pine beetles, and I got the impression that a lot of people feel they should've taken measures before the bugs actually got there...


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    Re: Emerald Ash Borer Almost in Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    So would it be smart to start harvesting ash trees right now? I know there has been a similar problem in Colorado w/pine beetles, and I got the impression that a lot of people feel they should've taken measures before the bugs actually got there...

    that is an option that has been floated out there, but i dont know if it is neccesary because our landscape is not dominated by ash in the terms that the mountains are covered with pines. Ash is a popular tree but not the most dominate species in Iowa



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    Re: Emerald Ash Borer Almost in Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by AIT View Post
    Emerald ash borer found near southern Minnesota border - TwinCities.com

    The emerald ash borer was found in Victory, Wisconsin, just across the Mississippi from Iowa. Not good.
    Last year I read that Bayer had developed a treatment for EAB. Hope it works as half of Ankeny has streets lined with these trees. Eerily similar to Dutch Elm disease that ravaged cities in the 60's and 70's. Maybe developers will finally learn to not over utilize one species of trees.

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    Re: Emerald Ash Borer Almost in Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by Torks Pub View Post
    Last year I read that Bayer had developed a treatment for EAB. Hope it works as half of Ankeny has streets lined with these trees. Eerily similar to Dutch Elm disease that ravaged cities in the 60's and 70's. Maybe developers will finally learn to not over utilize one species of trees.

    Pest Alerts - Emerald Ash Borer - Bayer Advanced
    The bayer stuff is just so -so at best.
    and putting in different species would only make to much sense



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