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Old 10-15-2018, 10:30 AM
 
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MY Monroe County is in the quarantine zone and we had/have some major X-mas tree growers that used to ship all over the Northeast and even Canada. I am curious how that industry is dealing with the quarantine?
i wonder that as well. there are an awful lot of places to inspect even on a single christmas tree, and you're looking for something that resembles a splash of mud?

this older article says they have to pass a state inspection:

"Pennsylvania has quarantined a variety of products, including Christmas trees, in 13 southeastern counties in a bid to control the infestation. Christmas trees can be shipped out of the quarantined counties, but only after being inspected by the state and given a clean bill of health."
http://www.nurserymag.com/article/sp...ee-quarantine/
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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i wonder that as well. there are an awful lot of places to inspect even on a single christmas tree, and you're looking for something that resembles a splash of mud?

this older article says they have to pass a state inspection:

"Pennsylvania has quarantined a variety of products, including Christmas trees, in 13 southeastern counties in a bid to control the infestation. Christmas trees can be shipped out of the quarantined counties, but only after being inspected by the state and given a clean bill of health."
Spotted lanternfly forces Pennsylvania Christmas tree quarantine - Nursery Management

How do our 'professionals' inspect thousands of trees? Very easy to forget one little spot! It is more likely they will inspect a token, maybe five or ten percent. So it would be easy for some egg masses to slip though the cracks.
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Old 10-15-2018, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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They've already been spotted in NY. Oh goodie.
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Old 10-15-2018, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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If I remember correctly, it has a preference for Tree of Heaven but is not dependent on it and so can be a problem for lots of other plants.
Addendum to my post above. One source I just read said that the Spotted Lantern Fly requires a meal from Tree of Heaven prior to egg laying. Interesting if true.
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Old 10-17-2018, 10:31 AM
 
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How do our 'professionals' inspect thousands of trees? Very easy to forget one little spot! It is more likely they will inspect a token, maybe five or ten percent. So it would be easy for some egg masses to slip though the cracks.
right. the probability that they can thoroughly inspect each and every tree is basically zero.
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Old 10-17-2018, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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right. the probability that they can thoroughly inspect each and every tree is basically zero.
I don't see it happening; but I also don't see us stopping this invasion. On the list to check items before you leave a quarantine zone they do not mention vehicles; only motorcycles. Most people going to work are not going to fully inspect their vehicles everyday - it would never happen. Our government is not going to set up agricultural inspection stations like they have as you enter Florida.

The only hope is in finding something that will kill or sterilize the lanternflies and will not affect our good bugs.
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Old 10-17-2018, 11:23 AM
 
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I don't see it happening; but I also don't see us stopping this invasion. On the list to check items before you leave a quarantine zone they do not mention vehicles; only motorcycles. Most people going to work are not going to fully inspect their vehicles everyday - it would never happen. Our government is not going to set up agricultural inspection stations like they have as you enter Florida.

The only hope is in finding something that will kill or sterilize the lanternflies and will not affect our good bugs.
agreed. this seems promising but is years away.

https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-eve...s-reproduction
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Old 10-20-2018, 08:21 AM
 
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agreed. this seems promising but is years away.

https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-eve...s-reproduction
Here is a recent article that claims they could be the most destructive insect in a 150 years: https://www.foxnews.com/science/spot...s-in-150-years!
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Old 10-23-2018, 09:45 AM
 
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Here is a recent article that claims they could be the most destructive insect in a 150 years: https://www.foxnews.com/science/spot...s-in-150-years!
from what i know that could unfortunately be accurate
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Old Yesterday, 07:15 AM
 
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it was only a matter of time before they showed up in Maryland.

https://news.maryland.gov/mda/press-...w-TJIIn8BbCL4I
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