Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week

The United States Department of Agriculture has declared May 18-24 Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Awareness.  The emerald ash borer is an invasive beetle that attacks and kills North American species of true ash within three to five years infestation.

  • With camping season starting soon, most importantly, buy firewood from a local distributor and burn it where you buy it: don’t move firewood! Don’t move wood long distances because you could be accidentally spreading pests.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CPer_9kKh4

  • Everyone (citizens, landowners, municipalities...and you!) are encouraged to learn more about emerald ash borer. Know what to look for: Emerald Ash Borer are devastating invasive pests.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXCynbvf4Lc

Anyone can contribute to stopping the spread of EAB in our state. Check your trees. BTSE encourages everyone to take a few minutes to check trees in their yard – or in nearby parks or forests – and to report any suspicious tree damage.