Emerald Ash Borer
...commonly referred to as EAB is a bright metallic green beetle which is only about 1/2 inch long.
It's caused hundreds of millions of ash trees in North America to die since it’s accidental introduction in 2002.
"According to the USDA Forest Service and the Tennessee Division of Forestry, an estimated 271 million ash trees in Tennessee, amounting to $11 billion value, could potentially become infested with the emerald ash borer."
EVERY untreated ash tree in Davidson and Williamson Counties will be infected, dying or dead, in the next 24 months.
An ash tree will die within 2-3 years after exposure to the EAB beetle.
The EAB's lifespan ranges from 1-2 years in North America.
They kill ash trees by destroying the tissues responsible for carrying the water & nutrients needed to sustain the tree's life.
An infested ash tree can be treated and will recover.
The Emerald Ash Borer is now recognized as the most harmful pest in North America!