Emerald Ash Borer is affecting areas of the Midwest including the Holy Hill area. Emerald Ash Borer is not a threat to human health but it kills our native ash trees of any size or age.
The larva spends its life inside ash trees, eating on the inner bark where we cannot see it. This feeding disrupts the trees’ ability to move water and nutrients from the roots to the rest of the tree. The tree starves and eventually dies.
A tree with Emerald Ash Boer can die within 2-4 years after being affected. It is estimated that more than 50 million ash trees are dead or dying in the Midwest because of this insect. Just last week a tree in my friends’ yard was cut down and was affected with Emeral Ash Borer in their Menomonee Falls yard.
Clink on this link to see what Emerald Ash Borer looks like and if it is affecting trees in your yard! This article also contains links to many valuable resources, including how to treat your tree and if it is worth it to do so.
Emerald Ash Borer Resource Guide – Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection