Emerald Ash Borer confirmed in Marion County

December 15, 2014 4:20 PM

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Emerald Ash Borer confirmed in Marion County

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in Appanoose, Lucas, Mahaska, Marion and Monroe counties in southern Iowa. EAB kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America.

The discovery of this series of infestations started when forestry contractor found many dead ash trees with heavy woodpecker flecking while completing a timber stand improvement project on privately-owned woodland on the far eastern edge of Lucas County. The infestation appears to have been in plac...

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