Emerald Ash Borer
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a small (10 - 13 mm) shiny emerald green beetle that kills ash trees. Ash is found throughout forests and woodlots in Ontario and is commonly used as a street or landscape tree. EAB is an invasive pest, native to Asia and was first noticed in North America in 2002.
Learn more about EAB, including management options for homeowners and rural landowners at
http://www.invasiveinsects.ca/, or visit the County of Simcoe's EAB page at http://www.simcoe.ca/dpt/fbl/ash-borer.
Additional information is available in the following factsheet:
Emerald Ash Borer Factsheet.pdf
Remember - to help limit the spread of EAB, don't move firewood between locations!
Image courtesy of
Helen Sereda, Silv-Econ Ltd.