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.
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.
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.