emerald ash borer http://kcur.org en As Ash Trees Die Off, Kansas City Man Primes New Urban Lumber Industry http://kcur.org/post/ash-trees-die-kansas-city-man-primes-new-urban-lumber-industry <p>Ash trees across much of the country are dying as a result of a green beetle called the emerald ash borer.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The bug has spread from the upper Midwest imperiling millions of trees. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But there is opportunity amid the destruction. Urban lumber mills that saw up salvaged city trees are on the rise, fertilized by mounting demand for local products and a tsunami of supply delivered by the emerald ash borer.</span></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">It came from Asia, by way of Michigan</strong></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 13:23:05 +0000 Frank Morris 56150 at http://kcur.org As Ash Trees Die Off, Kansas City Man Primes New Urban Lumber Industry Costs To Fight Tree-Killing Beetle Pegged In Millions Of Dollars http://kcur.org/post/costs-fight-tree-killing-beetle-pegged-millions-dollars <p>It is likely to cost $6.5 million over the next five years if Kansas City decides to fight the spreading disease that kills certain shade trees. Mon, 10 Dec 2012 20:45:03 +0000 Dan Verbeck 28797 at http://kcur.org Costs To Fight Tree-Killing Beetle Pegged In Millions Of Dollars Firewood Could Spread Invasive Beetle http://kcur.org/post/firewood-could-spread-invasive-beetle <p>Conservation agents are urging Missourians to not transport firewood.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s part of an effort to control the <a href="http://www.emeraldashborer.info/">emerald ash borer</a> from spreading throughout the state.</p><p> Tue, 29 May 2012 13:07:56 +0000 Jacob McCleland 18435 at http://kcur.org Firewood Could Spread Invasive Beetle