Surveying for Emerald Ash Borer

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Last week, we had the opportunity to check out one of our EAB-infested communities in Illinois. Emerald ash borer has been present in this community for quite some time, but was only discovered last year (which is the same for many communities that are finding EAB).


Many ash trees are showing distinct signs of infestation. The city is in the process of removing the ash trees and we were given the chance to peel some bark to look for larvae. Adults emerged earlier this summer and will be present for a little while longer. We didn't see any adults, but found a lot of larvae feeding just under the bark.





2 comments:

lisa said...

Is there any solution for the infestation?

Robin said...

Check out www.emeraldashborer.info for all things EAB...