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Re: bringing plants in/EAB

As far as I know, it is not here yet. So far, the drastic measures  
have not stopped in other parts of the country (with the possible  
exception of NJ). Is there a reason the walnut is thought to be the  
next victim? Why not any of the Jugandlandaceae (hickories, pecans,  
etc)? I understand that the state of Michigan banned any ashwood from  
leaving the state, but since the EAB flies, and quite well, we have  
to look at that method of spread as well.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Sep 17, 2006, at 8:58 AM, Cersgarden@aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 9/16/06 9:45:11 PM, cathy.c@insightbb.com writes:
>> Do let me know what you find out. I too am getting questions from
>> those I know, and we ought to be prepared.
> Cathy, do you have the EAB in your area?   I understand when one is  
> found all
> ashes within a 1 1/2 mi radius must come down & within a very  
> limited time.
>  Also were told a number of cities are in deep financial difficult  
> due to the
> EAB.   I am sure a manpower problem is an element also.
>      BTW, the question was asked what happens when the EAB have no  
> ashes to
> feast upon?   They think they will attach the walnut tree which is  
> a major
> Iowa
> resource & other states as well.
>      Yet our government will not require all imported wood be kiln  
> dried as
> all other countries do.   Something we need to fight for.
>      Ceres
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