Beetle harmful to walnut trees found in Ohio

State officials say a beetle that threatens walnut trees has been found in Ohio.
Associated Press
Dec 12, 2012

Beetle harmful to walnut trees found in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say a beetle that threatens walnut trees has been found in Ohio.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that walnut tree products have been quarantined in southwest Ohio after the discovery of Walnut Twig Beetles.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the small insect carries an incurable fungus that kills walnut trees.

The department said Monday that eight beetles were found in traps set at a wood processing business in Butler County.

So far, officials haven't found any trees infested with the fungus that causes Thousand Cankers Disease. That's when the beetles bore into the branches and trunk of the trees, causing infections and killing them.

 

Comments

Just Thinkin

Are we sure this isn't terrorism ? Seems awful funny that only trees that have alot of value seem to be targets. just look around Ash,maple plus many others now walnuts ,If not than America better start closing it's border's before everything is gone.

Randy_Marsh

Terrorism? Just a bunch of Progressive/liberal bugs bent on destroying anything of value, You may be right, Terrorism.

EdO's

What is the OH department of natural resources and US forest service doing?

buckeye15

So let's see here...we have an insect found here that is native to the southwest U.S., that spreads a disease that was never reported anywhere in the world before it was identified in Colorado in 2003....and that is terrorism???

That is almost as ridiculous as calling them liberal bugs. Oh wait...these bugs were driven out of Arizona to Ohio and Pennsylvania. Maybe they were liberal bugs just trying to get away from the right wing moonbats in Arizona.