What is the Emerald Ash Borer?
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an exotic, invasive insect native to Asia, and was first detected in Michigan sometime in 2002. It is believed EAB was imported to the states from Asia via wood packing material. EAB larvae burrow under an ash tree's bark creating galleries which disrupt the flow of water and nutrients essential to the tree's health. If left untreated, EAB infestations ultimately lead to the tree's death. Adults are dark green, one-half inch in length while one-eighth inch wide and will only fly from April until September.