Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash BorerThe Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a half-inch long metallic green beetle whose larvae feed under the bark of ash trees. Their feeding eventually girdles and kills branches and entire trees. The EAB was first identified in North America in southeastern Michigan in 2002.

In the years since that discovery, the beetle has spread through much of the United States, including Pennsylvania. EAB was detected in Lancaster County in 2015 and Montgomery County in 2014. It will likely be found in Chester County within the next year. Once it is discovered within East Bradford Township it will kill most of the Ash Trees within the next 4 to 8 years.

The Emerald Ash Borer is coming to East Bradford … Are you ready?

The answers to the following questions were compiled from reviewing State, Federal and University websites (see previous list) and several EAB management plans. This is the most current information available and reflects the experience of communities that have already seen the damage of the EAB.