Mar 15
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The Emerald Ash Borer

Have you ever looked at piece of ash wood and seen these weird tunnel-like mazes all around it? Well if you have, you’ve likely witnessed the work of the larva of the emerald ash borer. We need to take action to stop the emerald ash borer now but also do more research about them for the future.

The emerald ash borer, a small beetle from Asia known for its metallic green color, is believed to have entered the country on wooden packing material from China. The first U.S. identification of emerald ash borer was in southeastern Michigan in 2002. Now 17 years later the emerald ash borer has spread to the midwestern, eastern United States and parts on Canada. The emerald ash borers are spreading all across the world and they are spreading fast.