ID

HORT-69NP

Authors as Published

Dave Close, State Master Gardener Coordinator, Department of Horticulture, Virginia Tech; Eric Wiseman, Associate Professor, Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation, Virginia Tech; Sarah Gugercin, Research Associate, Department of Horticulture, Virginia Tech

Cover, Emerald Ash Borer

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The emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire) is a wood-boring beetle native to eastern Asia and is now considered the most destructive forest pest ever seen in North America. Since its discovery in Michigan in 2002, it has killed tens of millions of native ash (Fraxinus spp.) trees in the United States and Canada. This destruction has already cost municipalities, property owners, and businesses tens of millions of dollars in damages.

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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Interim Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

Publication Date

February 7, 2014