The 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.
"The most destructive and economically costly forest insect to ever invade North America."
"No native ash tree is immune to the devastating effects of this invasive pest. By 2020, all native ash trees in Middle Tennessee will be dead or dying unless treated." - source. eabnashville.org
EVERY untreated ash tree in Davidson and Williamson Counties will be infected, dying or dead by 2021.
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!
Did you know?
Since 2002, the Emerald Ash Borer has killed hundreds of millions of Ash Trees so far and threatens to kill most of the 8.7 billion throughout North America!