EAB may have spread to a different tree species

Close-up of an emerald ash borer

Photo by David Cappaert, Bugwood.org

The emerald ash borer (EAB), which is destroying ash trees in a large swath of the nation, has apparently spread to a different tree, according to a researcher at Wright State University in Ohio. Professor Don Cipollini has found that the invasive green beetle has apparently begun to attack white fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus), which is in the same family as ash trees (Oleaceae).

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