How to Catch the Emerald Ash borer

Trap set up in Mark S. Burnham parkSet up by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, these contraptions which you may have seen around the Patch house a trap to catch the Emerald ash borer.

These green beetles are native to Asia and were accidentally introduced to North America in the 1990s. They are an invasive species and highly destructive to Ash trees.

Already, the Emerald ash borer has killed nearly 30 million Ash trees in North America and the losses are estimated in the tens of millions of dollars.

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