Emerald ash borer has arrived

 

DES MOINES – A destructive pest of ash trees has now been confirmed in Buchanan, Hamilton, Hardin and Pottawattamie counties. The Emerald ash borer (EAB), an exotic pest from Asia, was first found in Iowa in 2010 and has now been detected in 61 Iowa counties, including for the first time, in Howard County. A tree in Eldora was found infested.  Although there is a treatment for the problem, officials with the DNR have cautioned it is expensive and probably not suitable but for health and key trees in your stand.  for the pro. Full story in the Friday Index)