May 17th through the 23rd marks Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week. Emerald ash borer (EAB) is an invasive wood-boring beetle that kills ash trees. The month of May is when EAB pupa turn into adult beetles and exit their ash tree host to feed on ash leaves and mate. EAB larvae feed on the cambium layer just underneath the bark of ash trees throughout the fall and winter months cutting off the nutrient supply of the tree, killing it over time. EAB is easily spread through the movement of infested wood, most often firewood transported to a new region.
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