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04 Aug, 2014, 19:03 ET The Best Protection for Trees? You. August is Tree Check Month.

A devastating invasive pest with no known natural predators threatens recreational areas, forests, and suburban and urban shade trees. Once a tree...


30 Jul, 2014, 06:30 ET August Is Tree Check Month. A Devastating Pest Could Change the Way You View the Great Outdoors

 It is potentially a nightmare environmental and economic scenario. A devastating invasive pest with no known...


12 May, 2014, 11:00 ET USDA Declares A Boston, Massachusetts Area Free Of The Asian Longhorned Beetle

 The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today announced that Asian longhorned beetle...


29 Jul, 2013, 10:00 ET Got 10 Minutes to Spare? Help Save Countless Trees from a Cruel Fate

 The backyard barbecue. A hike in the woods. Camping or fishing in the wilderness. Even a stroll in the neighborhood.  These are all...


14 May, 2013, 13:41 ET Manhattan And Staten Island, N.Y. Declared Free Of The Asian Longhorned Beetle

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today announced that the New York City boroughs of...


14 Mar, 2013, 11:00 ET New Jersey Declares Itself Free From Devastating Tree-Killing Pest

 Federal and state agriculture officials today delivered some welcome news for New Jersey residents in the state's long running battle against...


30 Aug, 2012, 07:00 ET Don't Let the Weekend Getaway Include an Uninvited Pest

As the summer traveling season draws to a close, millions of Americans will hit the road for a final family vacation before the kids head...


31 Jul, 2012, 06:00 ET USDA Urges the Public to Report Asian Longhorned Beetle Sightings

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is asking the public to be on the lookout for the Asian...


02 Jul, 2012, 13:48 ET Don't Let the Emerald Ash Borer Hitch a Ride for the Holiday Weekend

Make it a pest-free July 4th, urges USDA; be aware of the risks of moving firewood Over 35 million Americans will travel by automobile for...