You know that big, beautiful Ash tree that's been in your neighborhood for as long as you can remember? Suddenly there's a crew cutting it down, why?
The Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive, non-native insect from north-eastern Asia that feeds on the Ash species. Being non-native, these insects have no natural predators or other types of control, and their attacks go unimpeded.
It has been predicted that the Ash tree will go extinct within the next 10 years. However, new insecticides and inoculations are being developed that may give hope to their continued existence.