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The Emerald Ash Borer Threatens America's Ash Trees
Killing thousands of Ash trees throughout Connecticut
What are Emerald Ash Borers?
The Emerald Ash Borer is a small, green beetle that belongs to a large family of beetles known as the buprestidae, or metallic wood boring beetles. The description is apt, as many of the adult buprestidae are indeed glossy, appearing as if their wing covers are made of polished metal. The emerald ash borer, with its green, iridescent wing covers, fits right in. Adult EABs are relatively slender and between 0.3 to 0.55 inches in length - small by most standards but large compared to other buprestids.
Why are Emerald Ash Borers a threat?
The phloem and cambium layers that the larval EAB feeds on are critical parts of the tree, responsible for the transport of nutrients and for growth. EAB's numbers tend to build up rapidly with infestation by EAB usually leading to the death of the tree affected. Individual trees tend to die within 2-3 years after becoming infested, while stands of trees often succumb within 8 years of the insect has entered the stand.
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Information from ct.gov, emerald ash borer info, & CT Agricultural Experiment Station