Morristown Shade Tree Commission: Beware of this nasty little bugger

The emerald ash borer.
The emerald ash borer.

From the Morristown Shade Tree Commission:

The Emerald Ash Borer has found its way to New Jersey.


The emerald ash borer.
The Emerald Ash Borer.

This is an exotic beetle that was discovered in southeastern Michigan near Detroit in the summer of 2002.

The larvae feed on the inner bark of ash trees, disrupting the trees’ ability to transport water and nutrients, thus killing the tree.

Tens of millions of ash trees in SE Michigan have been destroyed with tens of millions more lost in Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Quebec, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

What to look for:

If you think that you have seen an Emerald Ash Borer, contact:

US Department of Agriculture/APHIS

For more information, see:






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