The emerald ash borer is one of the most notorious invasive insects in American history. From the discovery of this Asian species in the Detroit, Michigan, area in 2002, it has spread throughout most of the Midwest and Middle Atlantic states and is heading in all directions. If your community does not yet host this destructive beetle, it probably will in the future. In this bulletin, we summarize what is known about the emerald ash borer and present a case for fighting back against this epic threat.
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