The emerald ash borer, an exotic beetle which was discovered in Michigan in 2002, has since spread and has now reached Connecticut. As appealing as their metallic green color may be, emerald ash borer beetles are bad news.
The larvae of the emerald ash borer beetle feeds on the inner bark of ash trees, disrupting its ability to transport water and nutrients, ultimately killing the trees.
Local forester Bud Neal will give a talk on what the arrival of the emerald ash borer beetle in Connecticut means, and what can be done about it, at the Flanders Studio on Church Hill Road in Woodbury at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 30. Members and non-members are welcome to attend this free program.