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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.

Following are some quick facts:
  • More than 7.5 billion ash trees are at risk for EAB
  • On June 17, 2013, Emerald Ash Borer was found in NC
  • There are more than 2 million ash trees currently in NC
  • Once present to the tree host, Emerald Ash Borer is always fatal
  • The state of North Carolina requires wood to be quarantined where EAB is present
  • Heavy woodpecker damage on ash trees may be a sign of infestation
  • Preventative measures can be taken to prevent this disease from spreading

At Carolina Tree Care, we are available for any  additional information regarding the serious issue that North Carolina will continue to face if citizens are not educated on preventable measures available. Please give us a call. 

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