News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Cedar Point

Area Agency on Aging 10B, Inc.

Greater Akron Chamber


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Environment


Deep freeze may have slowed the ash borer's destructive march through Ohio
The polar vortex that swept the state may hinder the growth of the emerald ash borer population
by WKSU's ANDY CHOW


Reporter
Andy Chow
 
Ohio Department of Agriculture's Brett Gates says the Emerald Ash Borer is responsible for killing many trees in Ohio.
Courtesy of United States Department of Agriculture
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

The state continues to monitor the invasive insects that destroy trees around Ohio. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, the cold snap may have helped against a major threat.

LISTEN: Decrease in Emerald Ash Borer population is welcomed

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:57)


As the polar vortex swept through the country, temperatures in Ohio plummeted, dipping to as low as 10 degrees below zero. While this weather created dangerous and miserable conditions, there may be one positive outcome.

Brett Gates with the Ohio Department of Agriculture says subzero temperatures can kill off a large amount of emerald ash borers, the invasive insect responsible for killing many trees in Ohio.

“Some of those insect larva start dying off and you know the percentages go up as the temperatures go down so when you get around -10 you might see a third of them die—at least according to studies. We don’t know if we might see that in Ohio but obviously any sort of setback would be welcomed.”

Emerald ash borers have wiped out trees in neighborhoods and parks all around the state. Gates cautions that, even though you can’t see the insects, they can be still be buried inside firewood, so it’s still important to buy local and burn local.
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

What the U.S. Supreme Court ruling means for early voting
r.gov trying to slow down voters to stop the people from voting out the r. govener

Cleveland Orchestra heads home from Europe
So proud to be a lifetime Clevelander! Yes, our Orchestra is the best ambassador a city could hope for! My wife and I happened to hear the European Festival T...

Northeast Ohio undocumented immigrants praying for a miracle
Stop it, just stop it. They are not undocumented but illegal aliens. I live in a 'sanctuary' city and it's not pretty. Dahlberg is a notorious trouble maker in ...

Ohio survey shows low-income people are choosing phones over food
Where is this study published? no sign of it on google scholar. is there a cite

The Akron Sound rocks the porches
fabulous group interview! you covered so much in so little time. wish i could be there for porch rockr.

Head of Ohio Dems says Kasich administration is lying about Suarez contacts
when Kasich's mouth is open , he's lying. Look what he did at Lehmans brothers and then lied about it all during the campaign. If a GOP didn't lie, he or she ...

Canton's Basilica of St. John absorbs news of the pope at morning Mass
Hello Chris,Marina,and Patrice, I just read this article and you all look great. I'm on facebook Jean Dutcher in blue and white stripped blouse. I"M so glad to ...

Exploradio: Avoiding the 'acting-white' trap
Growing-up black and being black should not determine that you will not speak well or will not be a high achiever in your goals in life.But society te nds to la...

Charter-school supporters to rally at Statehouse
I am on the bus now headed to the rally. Horizon is an excellent school. My son is is 7 th grade. The teachers and administrators are top notch and spend so m...

Former Nursing Home Land Added to Parks
In addition, LED technology also plays a very important role in advertising- LED placard is very, very useful for shop owners.

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University