Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), is a green beetle native to eastern Asia that feeds on ash trees. In its native range, it is not considered a significant pest. Outside its native range, it is an invasive species and is highly destructive to ash trees native to northwest Europe and North America. EAB is now found in much of the eastern and central United States including northeastern Oklahoma.
Numerous partnering agencies in Oklahoma developed an EAB Action Plan in 2015 to established a coordinated response should the insect be found in the state. Additional information on national and individual state preparation and response...
(This article is provided by Oklahoma Forestry Services)
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