Emerald ash borer flight season begins
MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - It’s the official start of the Emerald Ash borer flight season.
The invasive beetle has killed millions of ash trees in the U.S. since it first arrived in 2002 and it poses a significant threat to Vermont’s ash trees.
Starting around the beginning of June, the bug emerges from the infested ash trees, logs, and firewood and tries to find a new host tree and mates.
Vermont forestry officials say people can help slow the spread of the insect by not moving firewood, using local firewood, and reporting signs of EAB infestation.
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