The cute little insect you see above is an Emerald Ash Borer. This insect is an exotic beetle that has been killing ash trees in North America. Native to China, eastern Russia, Japan, and Korea, it was found near Detroit in 2002. Unfortunately it is devestating Ash trees all along the eastern seaboard of the U.S. and so far, no effective insecticide or treatment has been found to combat it’s spread. Ash is a beautiful and amazingly strong hardwood. Ash is one of the preferred woods used in making baseball bats ! To learn more about the Emerald Ash Borer click here to view an informative article about its effects which appeared in our latest Newsletter.