According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the Emerald Ash Borer is part of a group of beetles known as metallic wood-boring beetles. The beetle is an emerald green, hence the name. The larvae develop beneath the bark of ash trees and are flat and white, with bell-shaped segments, and are about an inch long. Adult EAB are dark metallic green and a half-inch long.

As of September 8, 2010, the entire state has been quarantined. The emerald ash borer has essentially destroyed Ohio’s population of Ash Trees.

At this point, preventative measures can’t deter the emerald ash borer from further invading Ohio.

Emerald ash borers have depleted the population of ash trees throughout Ohio. The invasive species has invaded every county of Ohio and killed the ash trees throughout the state.

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