Emerald Ash Borer
HAMMOND | There are 150 dead trees in Pulaski Park, devastated by the emerald ash borer, and they aren't going anywhere soon.
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.
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.
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.
HIGHLAND | In the 1997 film "Starship Troopers," humans in a militaristic future battle giant alien bugs.
The trunk of an ash tree at Wicker Park Golf Course has been rotted through by Emerald ash borer infestation.
Portions of a tree infected by the Emerald ash borer are shown along the No. 4 hole at Wicker Park Golf Course.
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.
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