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Emerald Ash Borer

Ash borer devastates 150 trees in Pulaski Park

Ash borer devastates 150 trees in Pulaski Park

HAMMOND | There are 150 dead trees in Pulaski Park, devastated by the emerald ash borer, and they aren't going anywhere soon.

September 04, 2014 8:16 pm Photos

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Valpo gets $5,000 grant to replace ash trees

VALPARAISO | The city's battle with the emerald ash borer beetle goes on, but it got some reinforcements recently in the form of a $5,000 grant from the Alliance for Community Trees to pay for replacement trees.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
Emerald ash borer infestation halts permits at Hammond park

Emerald ash borer infestation halts permits at Hammond park

HAMMOND | Picnic permits will not be issued at Hammond's Pulaski Park after crews discovered an infestation of emerald ash borers in the picnic grove there last week.

June 03, 2014 7:38 pm

IDEM award a real tree(t) for Valpo

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso has a shady reputation, but in a good way, and it recently received recognition from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management for its use of trees in helping to control stormwater.

May 20, 2014 5:00 pm
Emerald ash borer has Wicker Park Golf Course officials really bugged

Emerald ash borer has Wicker Park Golf Course officials really bugged

HIGHLAND | In the 1997 film "Starship Troopers," humans in a militaristic future battle giant alien bugs.

May 13, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

Photos

Emerald ash borer photo 2

Emerald ash borer photo 2

The trunk of an ash tree at Wicker Park Golf Course has been rotted through by Emerald ash borer infestation.

May 13, 2014 12:13 am
Emerald ash borer photo 1

Emerald ash borer photo 1

Portions of a tree infected by the Emerald ash borer are shown along the No. 4 hole at Wicker Park Golf Course.

May 13, 2014 12:09 am

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

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
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