The emerald ash borer (EAB) is an invasive insect now present in Maine that kills ash trees. Ash trees are important in our forest products economy, our ecosystems, and as a shade tree frequently found in our yards, parks and street areas. It is important to keep an eye out for signs of this destructive pest, which could appear anywhere in Maine!
For Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week, ash trees are tagged to help people become aware of this pest, and to learn about the value of local ash trees (see image below). Look for tagged trees in your area.