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Putting out the Unwelcome Mat for borers

Since early spring Dr. Charlie Helpert has tirelessly driven the country roads of north Texas, and knocking on doors in the area, in a effort to make Texas trees safer from insect attack.  The enemy is the emerald ash borer, and the weapon is an early detection network of traps and volunteers trained to spot this foreign invader that threatens ash trees throughout the eastern U.S. I wrote about this project last year and so far the news has been good. No ash borer yet in Texas.  But… Read More →