Friday, June 8, 2012

Alert: Emerald ash borer in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

"Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials recently confirmed the presence of invasive emerald ash borer beetles in the park. Last week, beetles were discovered near Sugarlands Visitor Center and in the Greebrier area, on the Tennessee side of the park. The insects were recovered during routine inspection of traps and sent to a U.S. Department of Agriculture entomologist for confirmation." Read this article on the National Park Service website.

What can you do to stop the spread of invasive pests on firewood?
  • Never take firewood with you- always buy it near where you will burn it
  • Tell your friends not to move firewood.
  • Firewood you buy should be from only a few miles away, or at least in the same county
Read more about how you can help at Don't Move Firewood.