New and emerging pests at the Arnold Arboretum

by Jared Rubinstein, Living Collections Fellow
January 23, 2019

New and emerging pests at the Arnold Arboretum

Spotted lanternfly Lawrence Barringer Penn. Dept. of Ag.

Dutch elm disease. Emerald ash borer. Hemlock woolly adelgid. These invasive pests and diseases still strike terror in some of our hearts and unfortunately, the exotic pest nightmare is far from over! Each year, according to a 2016 study, 57 exotic forest pests are imported into the Commonwealth. While each of those 57 pests won’t […]

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What’s Bugging You?

by Nancy Rose
April 12, 2016

Trees in Trouble

by Nancy Rose
August 17, 2015

Check Trees for Signs of the Asian Longhorned Beetle

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
August 4, 2015

Check Trees for Signs of the Asian Longhorned Beetle

Since its discovery in the U.S. in 1996, the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) has caused the loss of over 130,000 trees. The exotic pest bores through the tissues that carry water and nutrients throughout the tree, starving and weakening the tree until it dies. Early detection is important in stopping the spread of ALB because […]

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A close call with Asian Longhorned Beetle

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 29, 2015

A close call with Asian Longhorned Beetle

American Forests

Arnold Arboretum featured in American Forests magazine Anyone who remembers our recent scare with the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) may be interested in seeing the Winter 2015 issue of American Forests magazine (Volume 120, number 4). “Eradication Nation” by Tate Williams features Arboretum Director of Operations Stephen Schneider, who provides a behind-the-scenes account of Arnold […]

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Arnold Arboretum accepts recommended treatment for Asian Longhorned Beetle

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
May 1, 2011

Arnold Arboretum accepts recommended treatment for Asian Longhorned Beetle

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University has accepted the treatment regimen recommended by the USDA designed to diminish the chances of an infestation of Asian Longhorned Beetle in the Arboretum’s world-renowned collection of woody plants. On Monday, July 5, 2010 officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) had […]

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