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(Photo of an Emerald Ash Borer)

The emerald ash borer is a pest that has been destroying ash trees across the country. It was first detected in the U.S. in Michigan in 2002. Since then, the insect has spread to forests and urban areas across the country. It has killed millions of ash trees in the U.S. so far.

It is difficult to determine the exact impact that the Emerald Ash Borer has had on the environment because it is impossible to predict the course that the environment would have taken without the presence of this invasive species. However, the destruction that it has caused has been enormous and has had a serious impact on the ability of the environment to support plant and animal life.

The only way to control this pest is to be proactive and prevent it from spreading. The best way to prevent the spread is to help eliminate the ash trees that are infected and treat trees that have not been infected. It is as simple as that.

If you have an ash tree in your yard, you need to take steps to prevent the devastation that this pest will continue to cause. If we are not proactive, and take the necessary steps to prevent the spread we will have to face the consequences.