Northern & Central Midwest
Emerald Ash Borer in Wisconsin
Emerald ash borer has become a major reason for ash (green, white, and black) death in our area since its discovery in Michigan in 2002. It has now been found in at least 19 states and two Canadian provinces. For information on recognizing this pest and a video on protecting your ash trees, check out Emerald Ash Borer in Wisconsin from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Favorite or New Plant
The magnificent Viburnum sargentii 'Onandaga' is one of the versatile viburnums that grow well in sun or partial shade. The crowning glory is the lacecap flower with large, pale pink, sterile florets surrounding maroon-pink, fertile flowers. The foliage emerges reddish bronze and turns to bright green, setting off beautifully the crisp, red fruits that mature in September and persist into winter. The plant is adaptable to a wide range of soil types and cultural conditions, and is virtually pest-free.