Emerald Ash Borer: A Potential Future Threat to Ash Trees in Florida
An adult emerald ash borer.
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Spence, Don, and Jason Smith. 2011. “Emerald Ash Borer: A Potential Future Threat to Ash Trees in Florida: FOR284/FR346, 8/2011”. EDIS 2011 (11). Gainesville, FL. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-fr346-2011.


Do not move firewood into or around the state! This invasive exotic beetle kills ash trees and is likely to reach Florida in the years to come — or faster if it gets transported by humans. Learn more in this 5-page fact sheet was written by Don Spence and Jason Smith and published by the UF Department of School of Forest Resources and Conservation, August 2011. Reviewed August 2014.


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