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Emerald Ash Borer

Signs and Symptoms

 
 
Emerald Ash Borer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 26, 2017
1. Emerald Ash Borer Marker
Inscription.
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.

Agriuls planipennis
 
Erected by Montgomery Parks.
 
Location. 39° 3.04′ N, 77° 2.584′ W. Marker is in Silver Spring
Emerald Ash Borer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 26, 2017
2. Emerald Ash Borer Marker
, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Henderson Avenue. Touch for map. On the grounds of Wheaton Regional Park. Marker is in this post office area: Silver Spring MD 20902, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bioretention Gardens (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Emerald Ash Borer (about 500 feet away); Welcome to Ovid Hazen Wells Carousel at Wheaton Regional Park (about 500 feet away); Shorefield (approx. 0.3 miles away); Regional Parks (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Pond with a Purpose (approx. 0.3 miles 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
 
Emerald Ash Borer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 26, 2017
3. Emerald Ash Borer Marker
Sign adjacent to Emerald Ash Borer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 26, 2017
4. Sign adjacent to Emerald Ash Borer Marker

Notice
Tree Work

Ash trees (Fraxinus spp.) in this area are infested with Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). This beetle will kill all ash trees within 1-3 years of infestation. Tree removal will begin 10/03/17 to eliminate hazardous conditions for park patrons.

For additional information go to www.MontgomeryParks.org/EAB or call 301-495-2595
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 26, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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