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Public Notice-Emerald Ash Borers

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been confirmed in Brown County. EAB is an exotic invasive beetle from eastern Russia and northeastern Asia that likely was brought to the U.S. in infested packing material. This beetle threatens our urban and riparian forests by killing North American ash species (Fraxinus sp.) and their cultivars. At least 70 million ash trees already been destroyed due to EAB, and it appears likely that the nearly 9 billion North American ash trees will eventually be functionally extirpated from the continent. Information about identifying EAB, and management and treatment options can be found in the link to the Kansas Forest Service website: