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Home Publications Tree Planters' Notes Tree Planters' Notes Volume 55, Number 2 (2012) Hackberry: An Alternative to Ash Species in the Battle Against Emerald Ash Borer

Hackberry: An Alternative to Ash Species in the Battle Against Emerald Ash Borer

Mathers, T. Tree Planters' Notes 55(2):43-48. 2012.

Emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire) is a pest that is spreading across much of the Northeastern United States and parts of southeastern Canada. Scientists, foresters, and land managers are dealing with its devastating effect in a variety of ways. One simple and effective method for controlling the pest is to plant a diverse array of native tree species that are resistant or immune to attack from this pest. Northern hackberry (Celtis occidentalis L) is comparable with most, if not all, of these regions’ native ash species and is, therefore, suggested as a suitable alternative for these species.


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Author(s): Tim Mathers

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Volumes 55, Number 2 (2012)

Volume: 55

Number: 2

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