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  • December 13, 2018

    Tree-killing Insect Confirmed in Tarrant County

    December 7, 2018
    FORT WORTH, Texas—Reports of the presence of the deadly emerald ash borer (EAB) in Tarrant County have been confirmed. EAB has infested and killed ash trees in the Eagle Mountain Lake area.
    Texas A&M Forest Service began investigating within

  • December 3, 2018

    Texans can prevent the spread of oak wilt disease

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Oak wilt is one of the most destructive tree diseases in the United States, and it has been known to kill oak trees in Central Texas at epidemic proportions. Texas A&M Forest Service urges Texans, hunters

  • November 2, 2018

    Quick Update on Possible Emerald Ash Borer in Tarrant County

    As reported last month, a keen-eyed young naturalist in Fort Worth submitted an observation of a green beetle on iNaturalist that was later identified as a possible emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis, EAB). State and federal biologists quickly mobilized to

  • August 9, 2018

    2018 International Tree Climbing Championship – Winners

     
    Congratulations to James Kilpatrick (New Zealand Chapter) and Krista Strating (Ontario Chapter) on their wins this week at the 2018 International Tree Climbing Championship in Columbus, Ohio. Our own Jimmy Prichard finished 24th out of 49 and Star Quintero placed

  • July 30, 2018

    Emerald Ash Borer Texas Update

    Emerald ash borer makes a move

    Texas A&M Forest Service has conducted surveys for emerald ash borer for several years. Large purple sticky traps are placed in trees to attract and entrap the beetles.
    Ever since the dreaded emerald ash borer (EAB)

  • May 22, 2018

    Identification, Images, & Information For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin For the United States & Canada

    All Abuzz About Bugs!
    We are an online community of naturalists who enjoy learning about and sharing our observations of insects, spiders, and other related creatures.
    We enjoy the opportunity to instill in others the fascination and appreciation that we share for

  • December 12, 2017

    Ganoderma

     
    Have you ever seen a dark orange to purple mushroom at the base of a tree trunk or out in the grass around a tree? It might be Ganoderma, a saprophytic fungus that almost always results in death of the

  • December 5, 2017

    My Land Management Connector

     
    The Texas A&M Forest Service has developed a new innovative online application called “My Land Management Connector.” It is located on the Texas Forest Information Portal at http://texasforestinfo.tamu.edu/. My Land Management Connector is an application that connects homeowners/landowners with