EMERALD ASH BORER
The most destructive, economically costly forest insect to ever invade North America.
...commonly referred to as EAB, this bright metallic green beetle which, is only about 1/2 inch long, has caused hundreds of millions of ash trees in North America to die since it’s accidental introduction in 2002.
CHECK OUT THE DEVASTATION EAB HAS HAD ON OUR NATION
"According to the USDA Forest Service and the Tennessee Division of Forestry, an estimated 271 million ash trees in Tennessee, amounting to an $11 billion value, will become infested with the Emerald Ash Borer."
EVERY untreated ash tree in Middle Tennessee will be infested, dying or dead, by 2025.
An infested ash tree can be treated and will recover.
An ash tree will die within 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 vascular tissues responsible for carrying the water & nutrients needed to sustain the tree's life.
The Emerald Ash Borer is now recognized as the most harmful forest pest in North America!