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Facts on Emerald Ash Borer

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The purpose of this article is to inform the public of an invasive pest currently attacking ash trees in North Carolina – Emerald Ash Borer. EAB is a serious threat that is currently devastating the ash populations within this state.

Under Attack: Emerald Ash Borer Has Made Its Way to North Carolina

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North Carolina is now under attack by a small green beetle that bores into ash trees otherwise known as the emerald ash borer (EAB). The emerald ash borer causes damage while gathering nourishment from the tissue underneath the bark, while simultaneously killing the tree. EAB has now been found in many Midwestern and eastern states at the expense of tens of millions ash trees.