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  • May 10, 2022

    Tree-killing emerald ash borer confirmed in Parker County

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The presence of the invasive emerald ash borer (EAB) was confirmed May 2, 2022 in Parker County. Parker County will be added to the list of Texas jurisdictions under quarantine by the Texas Department of Agriculture

  • April 28, 2022

    Prevent the spread of oak wilt in Texas this spring

    Texans can do their part to protect oak trees from oak wilt this spring.
    Prevention is key to stopping the spread of oak wilt, said Demian Gomez, Texas A&M Forest Service regional forest health coordinator. Any new wound, including from pruning, construction activities,

  • April 7, 2022

    Emerald Ash Borer Trapping in the Metroplex

    By Allen Smith

    It’s not a complicated device: just some purple plastic, coated with glue and baited with a clear pouch containing a lure– but this emerald ash borer (EAB) trap is a scientifically-designed instrument and serves as our first line

  • April 4, 2022

    Homeowners insurance and tree damage

    By Lauren Ward
    As a homeowner, it’s your job to care for and protect your property, but home insurance companies offer policies that can help you with the protection part. Tree damage may not be the first thing

  • March 31, 2022

    Prevent the spread of oak wilt in Texas this spring

    Oak wilt is one of the deadliest tree diseases in the United States, killing millions of trees in 76 counties of Central, North and West Texas, and we can help prevent it from spreading.
    Prevention is key to stopping the spread

  • March 31, 2022

    Floating Ant Rafts and Swarm Robotics

    Red imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) have a unique ability to cling together and form a floating raft whenever their underground tunnels flood. This raft can hold together and carry the colony for weeks or until the water recedes. These

  • March 28, 2022

    Wildfire potential across the state this week with possible Wildfire Outbreak Tuesday in the High Plains

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 28, 2022
    Wildfire potential across the state this week with possible Wildfire Outbreak Tuesday in the High Plains
    COLLEGE STATION, Texas— There is potential for large wildfires to occur today that may outpace firefighters’ suppression efforts in areas

  • February 25, 2022

    Time to Plant Trees in Texas

    Wondering what to plant in your yard in Texas? Try the online Texas Tree Planting Guide from the Texas A&M Forest Service. Find it here
    https://texastreeplanting.tamu.edu/index.html