FC: The Emerald Ash Borer | The Emerald Ash Borer by Miss Wagner | Sample Invasive Species Project
1: The Emerald Ash Borer, EAB, is a wood-boring beetle.
2: The emerald ash borer is making its way eastward through PA!
3: The EAB beetle was first detected in Pennsylvania in the summer of 2007 in Butler County. Now it can be found in 21 other counties. | The invasive beetle is native to China and eastern Asia. EAB likely arrived in North America in wooden shipping materials. It was first detected in July 2002 in southeastern Michigan,
4: In the larval stage of the wood-boring EAB, it destroys the Ash tree's water and nutrient cells under the bark, which stops the tree from growing.
5: Damage to Ash tree from EAB. The left side of the tree is dying.
6: In the United States, more than 7.5 billion ash trees are currently at risk of being invaded by the emerald ash borer.
7: "Nearly 114 million board feet (33,000 m) of ash saw timber with a value of $25.1 billion is grown in the eastern United States each year. " Wikipedia (2011 June 29). Environmental and economic impact. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emerald_ash_borer In the United States, over 40 million ash trees have been killed or are currently dying, which is having an economic impact.
8: A quarantine has been issued limiting the movement of all ash materials (including logs, branches, wood chips, and firewood) to keep the damage from spreading.
9: Purple sticky traps are also being used on Ash trees to collect adult EAB for studies.
10: People can attempt to stop the spread of EAB by only using local firewood. Do not bring foreign firewood into the state!
11: Slideshow Resources: Emerald Ash Borer photos for slideshow - http://ento.psu.edu/extension/trees-shrubs/emerald-ash-borer/emerald-ash-borer-damage Emerald Ash Borer Identification and Damage. (2009 June). Gregory A. Hoover. Retrieved from http://ento.psu.edu/extension/trees-shrubs/emerald-ash-borer/factsheets/EAB1215.pdf/view Entomology Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences. (2011). Emerald Ash Borer. Retrieved from http://ento.psu.edu/extension/trees-shrubs/emerald-ash-borer Entomology Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences. (2011). Frequently Asked Questions. Retrieved from http://ento.psu.edu/extension/trees-shrubs/emerald-ash-borer/frequently-asked-questions
12: Entomology Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences. (2011). Pennsylvania brochure on Emerald Ash borer. (PDF). Retrieved from http://ento.psu.edu/extension/trees-shrubs/emerald-ash-borer/more-information/EABBrochure.pdf/view Northern Research Station: United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service. (2011 Feb.23).2010 Research Highlights: Emerald ash borer damages estimated, biocontrol goes national. Retrieved from http://nrs.fs.fed.us/disturbance/research_highlights/ The United States National Arboretum. (2008. March 31). Emerald Ash Borer Update. Retrieved from http://www.usna.usda.gov/Gardens/faqs/EmeraldAshBorer.html Wikipedia (2011 June 29). Environmental and economic impact. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emerald_ash_borer