Frigid Midwest Temperatures Are Bad News For This Invasive Tree-Eating Bug

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
March 5, 2019

Frigid Midwest Temperatures Are Bad News For This Invasive Tree-Eating Bug

Frigid Midwest Temperatures Are Bad News For This Invasive Tree-Eating Bug by Jeremy Hobson and Serena McMahon for WBUR The deep freeze that has descended on the Midwest is causing problems for millions of people. It’s also bad news for an invasive species that’s been wiping out ash trees across the upper Midwest: the emerald […]

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Chestnuts – Celebrating Castanea, part two

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
December 18, 2013

Chestnuts – Celebrating Castanea, part two

Castanea mollissima

[chestnut_gallery2] In our last post we learned about the chestnut and its great value for food and timber. This time around we’ll see what happens to a species, in this case the American chestnut (Castanea dentata), in the face of introduced disease. Chestnut Blight and the Pennsylvania Chestnut Tree Blight Commission Chestnut bark blight fungus […]

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