Julie Tack

Iowa Department of Natural Resources

515-725-8285

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A highly destructive beetle that targets and kills ash trees, the emerald ash borer has been confirmed in Decatur County. EAB was first discovered in Iowa in 2010. Now 53 counties in Iowa have been confirmed with the presence of EAB.

By: Dustin Vande Hoef and Julie Tack and Laura Sternweis

Emerald ash borer, an invasive insect that kills ash trees, has been detected for the first time in Marshall and Tama counties. EAB has been confirmed in 55 Iowa counties.

By: Dustin Vande Hoef and Julie Tack and Laura Sternweis

Emerald ash borer has been discovered for the first time in Taylor and Carroll Counties. EAB has now been detected in 57 Iowa counties.

By: Dustin Vande Hoef and Julie Tack and Laura Sternweis

A destructive pest of ash trees has now been confirmed in Buchanan, Hamilton, Hardin and Pottawattamie counties. The emerald ash borer, an exotic pest from Asia, was first found in Iowa in 2010 and has now been detected in 61 Iowa counties.

By: Dustin Vande Hoef and Julie Tack and Laura Sternweis

The emerald ash borer, an invasive pest from Asia, has been discovered in Crawford, Delaware and Page counties. EAB has now been detected in 64 Iowa counties where it bores into ash trees and feeds on tissues beneath the bark, ultimately killing the tree.

By: Dustin Vande Hoef and Julie Tack and Laura Sternweis

The emerald ash borer, a destructive insect that attacks and kills ash trees, has been detected for the first time in Grundy County. There are now 65 counties in Iowa with confirmed infestations.

By: Dustin Vande Hoef and Julie Tack and Laura Sternweis

Emerald ash borer has been confirmed for the first time in Cass County. This most recent discovery involved a private property site in rural Massena. Since the first Iowa detection in 2010, the invasive, tree-killing pest has spread to 66 Iowa counties.

By: Lexi Marek and Julie Tack and Laura Sternweis

Low flying airplanes may be heard and seen by residents of Allamakee and Jackson counties next week. The planes will be releasing a mating disruptor to control the gypsy moth, an invasive pest that is destructive to trees and shrubs.

By: Keely Coppess and Julie Tack and Laura Sternweis

Emerald ash borer has been confirmed in Chickasaw, Franklin and Jones counties for the first time, bringing the total to 69 counties in Iowa where this invasive insect has been detected.

By: Keely Coppess and Julie Tack and Laura Sternweis