emerald ash borer http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis Ash Trees, Be Warned: The Emerald Ash Borer Is On The Loose http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-ash-trees-be-warned-emerald-ash-borer-loose <p>Beware the Emerald Ash Borer.&nbsp;</p><p>Ash trees in the St. Louis area are susceptible to attacks from the Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive species of beetle that has been creeping toward the area since 2008.</p><p>The green beetle, with a penchant for any kind of ash tree, has infested and killed millions of trees nationwide. The beetle is native of Asia and was first found in Michigan in the early&nbsp;2000s, although recent research suggests the bug could have been here since the early 1990s.</p> Sun, 11 May 2014 00:42:49 +0000 Shula Neuman 36022 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Ash Trees, Be Warned: The Emerald Ash Borer Is On The Loose Mo. campers urged to use local firewood http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-campers-urged-use-local-firewood <p><em>Jacob McCleland contributed reporting for this story.</em></p><p>With the unofficial start of the summer season behind us, the Missouri Department of Conservation is urging campers not to transport firewood - in an effort to stop the spread of the emerald ash borer.</p> Tue, 29 May 2012 11:22:46 +0000 KRCU 3796 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. campers urged to use local firewood Park Service to remove ash trees from Arch grounds http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/park-service-remove-ash-trees-arch-grounds <p>Nearly half of the trees on the grounds of the&nbsp;Gateway Arch will be removed and replaced with a different species.</p><p>The National Park Service said Thursday that more than 900&nbsp;Rosehill ash trees will be taken out over concerns about the threat&nbsp;posed by the Emerald Ash Borer, a beetle that has killed millions&nbsp;of ash trees in 15 states. Officials at the Arch say the ash trees&nbsp;on the grounds are also showing signs of decline from urban factors&nbsp;like air pollution and less than ideal soil.</p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 15:45:09 +0000 The Associated Press & St. Louis Public Radio 3229 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Park Service to remove ash trees from Arch grounds Public asked to comment on proposal to replace hundreds of trees near Gateway Arch http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/public-asked-comment-proposal-replace-hundreds-trees-near-gateway-arch <p>The National Park Service is bracing for the possible loss of more than 900 trees near <a href="http://kwmustlouis.wordpress.com/">the Gateway Arch</a>. That&rsquo;s what could happen if the <a href="http://emeraldashborer.info/">emerald ash borer</a> makes it to the St. Louis area.</p><p>The emerald ash borer has killed <a href="http://extension.missouri.edu/emeraldashborer/about.aspx">millions of ash trees</a> since it was accidentally introduced to the U.S. in the early 1990s.</p> Mon, 01 Aug 2011 20:12:31 +0000 VĂ©ronique LaCapra 1774 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Public asked to comment on proposal to replace hundreds of trees near Gateway Arch