Rescue efforts are in full force to save the hellbenders as Purdue partners with three Indiana zoos. The North America's largest salamander is in decline nationally and is most vulnerable to predators when young. Dr. Rod Williams, associate professor of wildlife science, is leading this crucial research to raise and release hellbenders back to their habitat.
With the emerald ash borer now in season again, a Purdue Extension mobile app can assist homeowners and community leaders in identifying and treating infested trees.
If you're walking in the woods or maybe even traveling along a road this spring in Indiana, you may come across some trees that have discolored bark and holes in the bark. Lenny Farlee, Hardwood Ecosystem Extension Specialist, shares what is causing this on ash trees, along with resources.
Tree disease and insect outbreaks are a lot like fires and floods - they make the news headlines and can lead to some anxiety on the part of landowners. There are times when we should consider harvesting trees before they are destroyed by a pest and other times it is not necessary. Seek an expert before harvesting your trees.