Fall 2008
Vol. 16 No. 3
"A GOOD IDEA will keep you awake during the morning, but A GREAT IDEA will keep you awake at night." - Marilyn vos Savant, American writer

In this issue...

Reflections from the President

2008 Summer at the Nature Area

No More Emerald Ash Borer?

Save Lake Erie

Stewardship Committee Reports

Thank You!

Who Did It?

Historical Society Holiday Boutique

Join the GINLC Board

Student Interns

16th Annual Membership Meeting Saturday, November 8 10AM

Did You Know?

Upcoming Events...

November 8
Annual Membership Meeting
Centennial Farm
Recreation Building
Continental Breakfast

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quoted from the Garden Gate Magazine, December 2008 issue

Since its discovery in 2002, emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis fairmaire), or EAB, has destroyed more than 30 million trees in Michigan. Other U.S. states and Ontario have lost trees, too. Adult EABs don't do much damage. But the larvae tunnel into the bark, disrupting the flow of nutrients and killing the tree.

Last year, scientists at Michigan State University had great success with emamectin benzoate. Trees treated with this pesticide had 99% fewer larvae than untreated trees. Sold as Tree-ageTM at www. arborjet.com, it can only be applied by certified professionals every other year or annually, if needed.