The Emerald Ash Borer

August 10, 2015 09:16 AM

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is an exotic beetle from Asia that was discovered feeding on ash (Fraxinus sp.) trees in southeastern Michigan in 2002. EAB is responsible for killing over 30 million trees in the northeastern United States and Canada. Beetle larvae feed under the bark and outer sapwood of the ash tree, producing galleries that eventually kill branches and entire trees.

Residents should consult with an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certified arborist to determine the best management solution for ash trees on privately owned property.

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