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Emerald Ash Borer

Valpo's Brugos named to state forestry council

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.

October 31, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo man named outstanding tree steward

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.

October 22, 2013 12:00 am

Crete Village Board discusses tree removal in Einhorn’s absence

CRETE | The Village Board is contemplating a program to replace trees killed by an infestation this year of the emerald ash borer.

October 14, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo Shade Brigade to plant more trees

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.

September 26, 2013 6:18 pm
Crews begin removing Munster's infected ash trees

Crews begin removing Munster's infected ash trees

MUNSTER | The loud buzz of chain saws spelled the end of 20 ash trees infected with emerald ash borers.

September 09, 2013 8:00 pm Photos


Crews begin removing Munster's infected ash trees

Crews begin removing Munster's infected ash trees

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 …

September 09, 2013 12:00 am
Crews begin removing Munster's infected ash trees

Crews begin removing Munster's infected ash trees

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.

September 09, 2013 12:00 am

IDNR program teaches benefits, care of city's trees

VALPARAISO | There's more to being a good steward of the city's trees than hugging them occasionally.

August 24, 2013 6:45 pm

Munster approves sale of $1.97M in bonds

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.

August 12, 2013 9:30 pm

Our trees are under attack

An army of tiny tree terrorists is bent on deforesting the state and the country.

July 14, 2013 12:00 am

Workshop teaches how to identify invasive tree pests

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.

July 14, 2013 12:00 am

Communities battle the borer, await longhorn beetle

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.

July 13, 2013 8:00 pm

Valpo Tree City USA honor made in the shade

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.

April 22, 2013 12:00 am Related

Report: More than one-third of Munster's ash trees infected with emerald ash borer

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.

January 06, 2013 6:00 pm

Portage parks take stock of trees

PORTAGE | For the most part, the trees within the city's parks are healthy.

August 05, 2012 5:00 pm

Q & A with Horticulturist

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…

July 19, 2012 12:00 am
Triple-digit temps to heat up region

Triple-digit temps to heat up region

Forecasters are predicting near-record highs in the low 100s, with temperatures feeling like 105 to 110 degrees Thursday in the region.

June 27, 2012 7:00 pm Photos



Purdue expert calls invasion of emerald ash borer in Munster ‘a tidal wave’

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.

June 26, 2012 9:50 pm

Invasive forest pest identification trailing July 19

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…

June 21, 2012 12:40 pm

Emerald ash borer infests Munster trees

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.

June 20, 2012 9:00 pm
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