The long-term outlook for eastern black walnuts (Juglans nigra) seemed dire when the Thousand Cankers Disease (TCD) complex was confirmed in Butler County, OH, in 2013. Thankfully, TCD has not followed the devastating trajectory we originally feared. It is not rolling through our native black walnuts à la emerald ash borer….
The species known as “bush honeysuckle” are upright deciduous shrubs with long arching branches, are commonly 6 to 20 feet tall, and have shallow root systems. They were first introduced into the United States in the mid to late 1800s from Europe and Asia for use ….
Thanks to world trade, there is another new invasive, destructive insect flying around in North America. The spotted lanternfly was likely introduced around 2012 in eastern Pennsylvania via some egg matches attached to some shipping crates from China….