Emerald ash borer causing damage to town trees

Jul 4th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Story
Emerald Ash Borer (photo: doacs.state.fl.us)

Emerald Ash Borer (photo: doacs.state.fl.us)

The invasive Emerald Ash Borer is a beautiful shade of green, but what it’s going to do to ash trees is downright ugly.

While the insect has been found in nearby Hamden and North Branford, it only recently was discovered here, in particular at the baseball field at Green Acres Elementary School. Officials have also found evidence of its presence in many dead and dying ash trees along Hartford Turnpike.

“There is a colony in the Green Acres baseball field,” said Claire Rutledge, an assistant agricultural scientist for the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. “There are about 10 or 15 large ash trees there and they’re all going to die and fall down in the next couple of years.”

For more on this story, visit: Emerald ash borer causing damage to town trees – News – Post-Chronicle.

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