Photo: Emerald Ash Borer’s Path of Destruction

Photo: Emerald Ash Borer’s Path of Destruction



This week’s Big Picture is a file photo from June 22, 2011 that shows tracks from emerald ash borers left in a black ash tree outside the Riveredge Nature Center in Newburg, Wisconsin.

North Dakota officials are trying to raise awareness of the emerald ash borer and prevent its spread into the state, which has about 78 million ash trees. Foresters in 30 cities and state parks will be tying ribbons along with informational fliers to publicly owned ash trees.

The destruction is troublesome to St. Regis Mohawk rely on black ash trees for basket making and other products. Several regions have joined forces to try and hold the invasion in check. The Emerald Ash Borer website is one facet of a multinational effort in Michigan, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Ontario and Quebec to bring you the latest information about the emerald ash borer.

RELATED: Emerald Ash Borer Leaves Widespread Destruction of More Than Trees

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