How to spot EAB on your ash trees

According to Purdue University Extension, Indiana forests contain approximately 147 million ash trees, and at least 2 million inhabit urban areas. Signs of EAB infestation:

  • Thinning, dying canopy
  • Sapling-like sprouts, or suckers, growing from tree base
  • D-shaped bark exit holes
  • S-shaped eating tracks beneath sloughedoff bark

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