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The Arboretum City

Have you ever been to Bexley, OH? It's a suburb of Columbus and home to just over 13,000 residents. In fact, there are more trees than residents in Bexley (over 14,000), and those trees are comprised of over 130 different species.
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Post update: the link between EAB and human health

At the end of January, we published a post that raised the question as to whether tree health (or lack thereof, thanks to Emerald Ash Borer) and human health are related. Recently, a number of articles have come out that discuss this phenomenon in more detail.
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Poplar Tree Insect Pests & Diseases

There are upwards of 30 species in the family of Poplar trees. These trees are deciduous and often bear flowers.
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About Winter Moth in Trees

The winter moth is a non-native, invasive insect which has been found in Washington, Oregon and Massachusetts. The winter moth caterpillar is bright green, about 15mm in length an resembles an inchworm.
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Willow Tree Insect Pests & Diseases

The Willow tree is a deciduous tree deriving from a family of over 400 species.
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About Bark Beetle In Trees

There are numerous species of bark beetles which attack trees throughout the United States. They are typically small, 3-4 mm long with dark cylindrical bodies.
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About Caterpillars In Trees

Caterpillars are the larvae of moths and butterflies which belong to the large order of insects, Lepidoptera.
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About Cankers In Trees

Cankers are lesions in the trunk or branch often caused by mechanical wounding and/or fungal and bacterial pathogens. Canker causing pathogens are often host specific, i.e. sudden oak death in oaks.
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About Cankerworm In Trees

The spring and fall cankerworm are distinct but very similar species belonging to the Lepidoptera order of insects. The fall cankerworm caterpillar is green or green/brown, with a dark stripe along the back and white stripes along its sides.
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About Bronze Birch Borer In Trees

The bronze birch borer is a wood boring beetle, common across the northern half of the United States, which attacks all birch species.
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