Emerald ash borers are tiny creatures, smaller than a penny, with metallic green shells and big, black eyes. They’d almost be cute if they weren’t so destructive. This tiny beetle’s big appetite has had a devastating impact on forests in the U.S.
The infestation, discovered in Michigan in 2002, has already killed tens of millions of ash trees. Now, researchers in Ohio say they’ve found evidence that the insect has made its way to a new host: the white fringetree.
Current State gets an update on the emerald ash borer infestation in Michigan from Deb McCullough, a professor in both the Department of Entomology and the Department of Forestry at Michigan State University.