Emerald Ash Borer Has Cleared Customs and Landed in Texas
It was confirmed on Monday that Texas Ash Trees are going to have a hard time.
This is an invasive species of beetle that is responsible for killing tens of millions of Ash Trees across the country.
Earlier this year the U.S. Forest Service, along with Texas A&M Forest Service trapped 4 adult beetles in Harrison County, and lab results have confirmed the beetles trapped were Emerald Ash Borers. These beetles can kill ash trees within three years of infestation.
It's an Asian beetle but showed up in Michigan back in 02'. Since then it's infected 26 states.
There are 16 ash species susceptible to the emerald ash borer in the U.S. Texas is home to seven of these species. Keep an eye on your ash trees, and if you suspect an infestation of the emerald ash borer, then contact the nearest Texas A&M Forest Service office for help.