From its beginning in 1920, the Garden Club of Virginia has directed public attention to conservation issues around the state by establishing Conservation as its first standing committee. Through that committee, the GCV pledged to conserve natural resources, plant trees and deal with pests and pesticides. Today, the Garden Club of Virginia is still leading the way by focusing attention on conservation issues through educational leadership initiatives and legislative involvement.

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The emerald ash borer is a small wood-boring beetle. It is widespread in the Midwest and also has been discovered in the eastern US, including Maryland, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Virginia. This insect has already killed over 40 million ash trees, posing serious threats to the forest industry, natural areas, and neighborhoods. Quarantines prohibiting the transport of firewood, nursery stock, ash logs, and other articles capable of transporting EAB are in place to prevent the spread of this pest. Monitoring for emerald ash borer in Virginia continues.
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Photo credit Debbie Miller, USDA Forest Service, 

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