Emerald Ash Borer
VALPARAISO | Ann Brugos, of the city's Public Works Department, was appointed to a three-year term on the 15-member board of directors of the Indiana Urban Forestry Council.
VALPARAISO | A former Wisconsin tree farmer who is now a member of Valparaiso's Tree Advisory Committee was named Indiana's Outstanding Tree Steward by the Indiana Urban Forest Council.
CRETE | The Village Board is contemplating a program to replace trees killed by an infestation this year of the emerald ash borer.
VALPARAISO | Get your treehugging/planting clothes on and celebrate National NeighborWoods Month by volunteering to join the city's Shade Brigade at a pair of tree plantings Saturday and Oct. 5.
MUNSTER | The loud buzz of chain saws spelled the end of 20 ash trees infected with emerald ash borers.
Keith Skinner, of Valparaiso, cuts limbs from an ash tree on Janice Street on Wednesday in Munster. Skinner was working with a crew from Erwin Tree Care to cut down more than 20 trees that were infected with the emerald ash borer disease. About 196 ash trees in Munster are infected and need …
Russell Hodges, a certified arborist from Erwin Tree Care, holds an adult emerald tree borer. The insect is small, and makes a capital D shape when boring out of the tree.
VALPARAISO | There's more to being a good steward of the city's trees than hugging them occasionally.
MUNSTER | The Town Council on Monday authorized the sale of $1.97 million in 2013 general obligation bonds to pay the costs of various projects.
An army of tiny tree terrorists is bent on deforesting the state and the country.
VALPARAISO | To help prevent the Asian longhorn beetle from doing the kind of damage communities are now dealing with from the emerald ash borer, a two-hour workshop on the invasive pests will be held Monday for the public.
The emerald ash borer has done major damage already in Northwest Indiana, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage, but it might prove to be a piker compared to what the Asian longhorn beetle can do.
VALPARAISO | For several years the city has earned the Tree City USA designation from the state's Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry, but in 2012 it went one step farther.
MUNSTER | The emerald ash borer infected 514 ash trees in parkways along the Little Calumet River and Hart Ditch, and to date Munster public works employees have removed 162 of those trees.
PORTAGE | For the most part, the trees within the city's parks are healthy.
The emerald ash borer is an invasive beetle that destroys ash trees, often necessitating their removal. Bryan McKay, horticulturist with Lake County Parks, will share information concerning the warning signs and treatment programs that may be used to protect ash trees. The lecture will be fo…
Forecasters are predicting near-record highs in the low 100s, with temperatures feeling like 105 to 110 degrees Thursday in the region.
MUNSTER | A Purdue University entomologist painted an apocalyptic portrait of the emerald ash borer beetle and the destruction of every ash tree in the town by 2014 during an informational meeting Tuesday with more than 100 residents.
CHESTERTON | Indiana Department of Natural Resources and Purdue University provides training to identify Emerald Ash Borer, Asian Longhorned Beetle and Thousand Cankers of Walnut from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 19 at Westchester Library Service Center. Includes in-class and field work. Prepares v…
MUNSTER | About 400 ash trees in neighborhood parkways along the Little Calumet River and Hart Ditch are infested with emerald ash borer, and the town will have 158 of them removed this year.
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