Silver Spring in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Emerald Ash Borer
Signs and Symptoms
Emerald ash borer or EAB, is an invasive insect that has already killed tens of millions of native ash trees in the US and threatens millions more. Help slow the spread of EAB by checking your ash trees for these common signs and symptoms of infestation: overall foliage thinning and dead branches; on the trunk look for woodpecker damage, bark splitting and D-shaped exit holes!
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Early Detection Is Key
Despite their flashy metallic color these beetles are difficult to spot and cause significant damage by the time symptoms become apparent. Emerald ash borer larvae feed beneath the bark of an ash tree, cutting off water transport to the rest of the tree and killing it.
In as little as two years from when symptoms are first observed most of the branches can die. However, when infestations are detected early damage from EAB can be slowed down saving more of our ash trees.
Erected 2017 by Montgomery Parks.
Location. 39° 3.583′ N, 77° 2.34′ W. Marker is in Silver Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1800 Glenallen Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20902, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Garden Lunch/Recess Lessons (approx. 0.2 miles away); Monarch Waystation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Azalea Garden (approx. 0.2 miles away); Efficient Irrigation System (approx. 0.2 miles away); During the Summer and Fall in 2002... (approx. 0.2 miles away); Composting (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elements of Brookside's Rain Garden (approx. 0.2 miles away); What Are Rain Gardens? (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silver Spring.
Also see . . . Emerald Ash Borer in Montgomery Parks. (Submitted on November 23, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 23, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 23, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.