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Emerald ash borer leaving its mark

PROSPECT — When Mayor Robert Chatfield peeled away the bark of a stately ash tree on Old Log Town Road on Friday, a 5-foot section fell, revealing a network of…

Bud Neal, of Neal Tree Service, shaves the bark of an ash tree to reveal the serpentine galleries created from the Emerald Ash Boarer which destroyed the tree on Prospect Street in Naugatuck last week. Neal showed area professionals and residents how to deal with Emerald Ash Boarer found in area trees. Neal's plan is to help reduce the number of infestations by teaching how to properly remove the trees without spreading more bugs to other areas. –RA ARCHIVE

Arborist hopes to slow spread of beetle

MIDDLEBURY — Harris “Bud” Neal is leading a fight he can’t win. On Sept. 11, he led a squad of pickup trucks and all-wheel-drive cars across town looking for a…

Recent cold weather cold help slow the spread of emerald ash borers. -RA ARCHIVE

Hearing to discuss status of ash borer infestation

PROSPECT — The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station will hold a hearing tonight on the status of the emerald ash borer in the state and the expansion of the quarantine aimed…

Sean Facey, Manager of Strategic Accounts with Arbojet, an injection company based in Woburn, Mass., gives a demonstration of a tree IV injection system to a pin oak, Aug. 29 at the Hampton Inn in Waterbury. The group was showing different injection treatment options, aimed at protecting ash trees for up to two years against the invasive emerald ash borers. –RA ARCHIVE

Fighting back against a beetle infestation

PROSPECT — There’s not too much Connecticut can do to push back against the arrival of an exotic beetle that has already killed millions of ash trees in other states….

A quarantine has been put into effect on the movement of ash and firewood in New Haven County to limit the spread of the emerald ash borer, a beetle (pictured above) that kills ash trees. –RA ARCHIVE
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Quarantine in effect to contain beetle

PROSPECT — The director of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station imposed a quarantine Thursday on the movement of ash and firewood in New Haven County to limit the spread of…

State officials will discuss the quarantine and the status of the emerald ash borer (above) in the state at a public hearing scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Prospect Fire Department, 26 New Haven Road. –RA ARCHIVE
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Officials to discuss plans to contain beetle

HARTFORD — State officials will explain their plans for containing the spread of the emerald ash borer at a public hearing in Prospect this week. The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station…

Recent cold weather cold help slow the spread of emerald ash borers. -RA ARCHIVE
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Emergency regulations sought to contain beetle

HARTFORD — State officials are working on emergency regulations to contain the spread of the emerald ash borer, including restrictions on importing firewood from out of state. The small, highly…

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Daniel Esty, second from the right, discusses the impact of infestations of the emerald ash borer found in Prospect and Naugatuck during a press conference Friday in Prospect Town Hall. Pictured with Esty, from left, Beacon Falls Selectman David D’Amico, Naugatuck Deputy Mayor Tamath Rossi, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Director Louis Magnarelli, and Prospect Mayor Robert Chatfield. –LUKE MARHSALL
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Invasive beetle found in Prospect, Naugatuck

PROSPECT — A destructive insect, found in Prospect and Naugatuck, could spell doom for ash trees throughout the state. The emerald ash borer, which bores into and kills ash trees,…