The little, pesky pest known as emerald ash borer (EAB) is taking the lives of ash trees near and far. In fact, more than one million ash trees in the U.S. and Canada have been harmed by EAB.
The best way to combat EAB is to be proactive and recognize if and when the infestation has occurred. Taking a small amount of time, even just 10 minutes, to check your trees for signs of an infestation could help save the lives of other local ash trees.
That’s why Gordon Matthews, district manager for Davey’s Akron tree services, joined Boy Scout Troop 177 of Stow, Ohio, to lead an EAB hunt. Matthews wanted to not only teach the troop about the importance of the EAB outbreak, but also the overall significance and benefits of trees.