Forest Ecosystems Daily: Saving Our Ashes

Emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) killed this white ash tree in Cades Cove. The invasive and exotic beetle has spread rapidly since it was first detected in Michigan in 2002.

Emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) killed this white ash tree in Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The invasive and exotic beetle from southeastern Asia has spread rapidly, eliminating ash from Eastern forests since it was first detected in Michigan in 2002. Park boundaries cannot prevent the spread of invasive insects and diseases that harm our forests. You can help by using locally-sourced firewood. More information: http://www.emeraldashborer.info/

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