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Fargo Recognizes Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week

People are asked to buy wood locally to avoid spreading the pest

FARGO, N.D. —┬áThe city of Fargo is working to protect trees from a pest called Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). EAB kills ash trees specifically by feeding on the layer of wood that moves water and nutrients through the tree. It can be spread when people move wood from one affected area to another. “The pest is being carried by firewood…

Destructive Japanese Beetles Back in North Dakota

It causes about $450 million in damage each year in the U.S.

  NORTH DAKOTA — Japanese Beetles are back in North Dakota. The Agriculture Department says the Japanese beetle larvae were found in nursery stock. The beetles were found in several locations, including Bismarck, that received shipments from a Minneapolis-area supplier. The bug is an enemy to front yard flower beds, backyard vegetable gardens, farmers’ crops and even golf courses. An…