Officials say matter of when, not if, bug comes to Marshfield
MARSHFIELD — Staff from the Marshfield Street Department say it is only a matter of time until emerald ash borer (EAB) will make its way to Marshfield.
The website emeraldashborer.info, which “is a collaborative effort of the USDA Forest Service and Michigan State University,” defines EAB as an “exotic beetle” whose larvae feed on and kill ash trees. Through feeding on the ash tree, the larvae impair “the tree’s ability to transport water and nutrients.”
EAB was initially found in the United States in Detroit in 2002 and has spread throughout much of the country since. The spread occurs, at least in part, through the movement of ash tree wood from infested areas to previously noninfested areas.
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