Emerald Ash Borer. Agrilus planipennis Frank Hoehle. Introduction. The emerald ash borer is an Asian beetle which was first detected in the US in Canton, Michigan, possibly being introduced here by overseas shipping container.
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Emerald Ash Borer
The emerald ash borer is an Asian beetle which was first detected in the US in Canton, Michigan, possibly being introduced here by overseas shipping container.
Its mortality rate on healthy ash trees is very high, and the beetle has proven to be very hard to kill.
Currently all ash trees in North America are in danger of dying from this infestation, and it is being compared in magnitude to Dutch Elm Disease or Chestnut Blight.
While it is a small bug, its impact is huge
in bark crevasses and
between bark layers
really affect tree health
EAB Detection Box
If stumps are not removed eggs could still be under bark left