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!
Educate to detect! Scan the QR code to learn more about emerald ash borer and other regional threats, then spread the word to help protect our plant resources!
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 by Montgomery Parks.
Location. 39° 3.126′ N, 77° 2.599′ W. Marker is in Silver Spring Touch for map. On the grounds of Wheaton Regional Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2000 Shorefield Road, Silver Spring MD 20902, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to Ovid Hazen Wells Carousel at Wheaton Regional Park (a few steps from this marker); Bioretention Gardens (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Emerald Ash Borer (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shorefield (approx. 0.2 miles away); Regional Parks (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Pond with a Purpose (approx. ¼ mile away); The Bridge to Understanding (approx. 0.4 miles away); Suggestions for Walking the Labyrinth (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silver Spring.
Categories. • Environment • Horticulture & Forestry •
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