Julie Sparks

Iowa Department of Natural Resources

515-725-8285

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Emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle that attacks and kills ash trees, has been confirmed in Adair and Adams counties in Iowa.

By: Dustin Vande Hoef and Julie Sparks and Laura Sternweis

Emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle that attacks and kills all ash species, has been positively identified in the city of Osceola in Clarke County. Since the first Iowa detection in 2010, EAB has now been confirmed in 39 counties.

By: Dustin Vande Hoef and Julie Sparks and Laura Sternweis

Emerald ash borer, a highly destructive insect that attacks and kills ash trees, has been confirmed in Bellevue and Marquette. Native to Asia, EAB is responsible for the death of tens of millions of ash trees nationwide.

By: Dustin Vande Hoef and Julie Sparks and Laura Sternweis

The emerald ash borer, an exotic species of beetle that attacks and decimates ash trees, has been confirmed in Greene and Wayne counties. Native to Asia, EAB has now made its way to 43 counties in Iowa.

By: Dustin Vande Hoef and Julie Sparks and Laura Sternweis

The emerald ash borer can now be linked to 45 counties in Iowa as Fayette and Madison counties are the most recent to be added to that growing list. EAB is a destructive wood-boring beetle that attacks and kills all ash tree species. This exotic pest was first discovered in Iowa in 2010.

By: Dustin Vande Hoef and Julie Sparks and Laura Sternweis

Emerald ash borer has been found in Benton, Buena Vista, Floyd, Howard, and Warren counties. More than half of Iowa's counties now have confirmed infestations.
 

By: Dustin Vande Hoef and Julie Sparks and Laura Sternweis

The emerald ash borer has been positively identified from a residential tree in Clarksville. Butler County now becomes the 51st county in Iowa where this invasive pest has been confirmed.

By: Dustin Vande Hoef and Julie Sparks and Laura Sternweis

An invasive beetle that kills ash trees, the emerald ash borer, has been confirmed in Ringgold County, making it the 52nd county in Iowa where this highly destructive insect has been found.

By: Dustin Vande Hoef and Julie Sparks and Laura Sternweis