Emerald Ash Borer

 

  • What is the Emerald Ash Borer? The Emerald Ash Borer is an exotic beetle that originated in Asia. During the larva stage, this beetle will feed under the bark of an ash tree destroying the tissues that move water and nutrients that the tree needs in order to survive.
  • What does the Emerald Ash Borer look like
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    The Emerald Ash Borer

    This beetle is a dark metallic green in color and measures 1/2 inch long and 1/8 inch wide. The Emerald Ash Borer remain dormant during the winter and hatch during the spring months. Typically during may.

  • Could an Ash tree in your yard be infected? Yes, Jefferson County has approximately 2.5 Million Ash trees. In fact, Ash trees make up 17 percent of the county’s tree canopy. Kentucky has 31 counties that are infested and Jefferson County is one of them and all Ash trees are susceptible to the infestation.
  • How many Ash trees have died due to the Emerald Ash Borer? The Emerald Ash Borer has killed more than 25 Million Ash trees in North America since it was discovered in Michigan in 2002.
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    Above is an example of a tree that has been affected by the Emerald Ash Borer. One can see the holes in the trunk where the Beetle burrowed into the tree.

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