Red Bay Tree and the Ambrosia beetle

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James Parton
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Re: Red Bay Tree and the Ambrosia beetle

Post by James Parton » Thu Apr 15, 2010 5:13 am

Ed,

This pest really worries me. It may have the possibility to wipe out our local Sassafras population if it makes it here and can survive the winters. HWA has really shown me what an introduced pest can do.

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Re: Red Bay Tree and the Ambrosia beetle

Post by Larry Tucei » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:31 am

Ed, Wow! To bad for the Red Bay whats next? Thanks for posting those links. Larry

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Re: Red Bay Tree and the Ambrosia beetle

Post by dbhguru » Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:38 pm

ENTS,

The greatest threat to native trees and shrubs of the the East is humans. We will succeed in importing every exotic that finds our native species to its liking. Natural pathways take long enough to allow plants to develop defenses and adapt. But a new plant or animal pest can hijack its way via commercial airlines, on ships, etc. We humans are the ultimate pest. Sad but true.

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Re: Red Bay Tree and the Ambrosia beetle

Post by James Parton » Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:34 pm

Agreed, Bob, Agreed.

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