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A grassroots advocacy group dedicated to the preservation of our healthy non-infested trees.
90,212 of our trees have been destroyed by our government
- only 18,456 of those had
ALB found in them!
71,756 were not confirmed infested but were destroyed "in case".*
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New ALB infestation site in Williamsburg
Township, Ohio 11/18/2016!
Eastfork Wildlife Area at risk for government sponsored deforestation.
See results from a previous cutting below
FirstPublished on Nov 27, 2015
The USDA already destroyed 8500 trees in East Fork Wildlife Area, not because these healthy trees were infested with Asian Longhorned Beetle, but because these majestic trees could 'someday have a beetle in them'. This video shows what the USDA left at the completion of their cutting in only a small portion of the 50+ acres of woodland they destroyed in the park. This USDA environmental irresponsibility must stop.
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The Bethel Asian Longhorned Beetle Citizens Cooperative, Inc. has succeeded in ensuring the rights of the property owners affected by the Ohio ALB infestation. We stood together through the many objections and confrontations against those that wish to promote the removal of the whole host list of trees from our land. Subsequently, the May 2013 Environmental Assessment is clear as to the rights of property owners regarding the current Ohio eradication efforts, specifically the preservation of our healthy non-infested trees. Though we strongly encourage and advocate for the decision to chemically treat non-infested trees, we also support a property owner's rights to choose to allow the stripping of their land for whatever reason.
This is what we fought for and won - RIGHTS!
Now the decision will come down to destroy thousands more trees in the park, healthy or not, in the "Wildlife Area" adjacent to East Fork State Park. This area is owned by the federal government (your government) which decided to remove federally owned trees (your trees) from federally owned property (your property). However, we the people are not powerless to express our opinion and evoke change. We call upon you, the concerned citizens of Tate Township and Bethel and the entire state of Ohio, to reach out to your elected officials to protect and preserve the 1000's of healthy non-infested trees in the East Fork State Park Wildlife Area.
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If you have ever heard anyone from USDA, ODA or OSU talk about how Chicago got rid of the ALB, here are the numbers from 11/19/11 that they don't tell you about:
Infested trees: 1,551 Total removed (healthy and infested): 1,771 =
220 healthy trees cut
Healthy, treated trees: 290,991
290,991 treated with Imidacloprid.
and that is how they eradicated this beetle from the state of Illinois.
Click here to check out more of "The Numbers"
We are dedicated to achieving a common sense approach to the containment
as well as the complete elimination of the
Asian Longhorned Beetle
from our area using the best science and the least destructive methods available.
X equals one infested tree.
The USDA could be cutting
503 acres of healthy, non-infested trees beyond each infested tree - instead of providing tree-saving, effective treatment that they have successfully provided in other areas. Help us save trees.
Join the hundreds of contributors who are supporting the effort.
please make checks payable to:
Citizens Cooperative, Inc.
and mail to:
Bethel ALB Tree Defense Fund
2756 Wilson Road
Bethel, OH 45106
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(We are a registered, non-profit organization, with a 501(c)-3 status. Please check with your tax advisor as to the deductibility of your contribution.)
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