Posts tagged walnut twig beetle

Today’s Topic: Buy firewood locally to prevent spread of invasive insects

  Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” When you hear the phrase “Buy local,” it typically refers to food. But folks should be looking for another local product as we get into winter: firewood. The NCDA&CS encourages people to buy firewood locally because […]


Deadly disease affecting walnut trees found for first time in NC

On January 3, the department announced a quarantine that limits the movement of walnut trees and wood products in Haywood County due to the the presence of thousand cankers disease within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Thousand cankers disease is a fungal disease spread by the walnut twig beetle, which bores into the tree, […]