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Latest Emerald Ash Borer Information

Reporting an EAB Infestation

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The emerald ash borer is difficult to detect in newly infested trees. Signs of infestation include the presence of metallic-green beetles about half the diameter of a penny on or around ash trees, thinning and yellowing leaves, D-shaped holes in the bark of the trunk or branches and shoots growing from the base of the tree. Anyone who suspects a tree has been infested is urged to first...

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Watch for Emerald Ash Borer

Posted by Ron Wolford -

With the recent identification of Emerald Ash Borer in two more counties, LaSalle and DuPage, it is good to be watchful for the new pest throughout northern Illinois", says John Church, University of Illinois Extension Educator, Natural Resources, Rockford. The Emerald Ash Borer has been found in several other communities over the past year, primarily in northeastern Illinois. The Emerald Ash B...

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Expanded EAB Quarantine Area

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The Illinois Department of Agriculture has expanded its emerald ash borer (EAB) quarantine to include all or portions of the 18 northeastern-most counties of Illinois. Additionally, adjustments were made to the quarantine to further restrict movement of potentially-infested wood products during the EAB flight season. The most recent detections of the tree-killing beetle in LaSalle and D...

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EAB Found in DuPage County

Posted by Ron Wolford -

DuPage is the fourth county in Illinois with a confirmed infestation of emerald ash borer (EAB). The Illinois Department of Agriculture today announced the tiny, tree-killing beetle has been discovered at a shopping center in Glendale Heights. A department nursery inspector made the discovery. While returning from an inspection, he noticed distressed ash trees at the Concord Green Shopp...

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EAB Found in LaSalle County

Posted by Ron Wolford -

A destructive, non-native pest that feasts on ash trees has been confirmed in LaSalle County. The emerald ash borer (EAB) was discovered just north of Peru at the intersection of Interstate 80 and Route 251, the Illinois Department of Agriculture announced today. Department staff made the discovery while identifying ash trees for removal later this year as part of a survey to determine...

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