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Archive for December, 2013

Spotting Emerald Ash Borer Damage

On December 9th, 2013, state officials confirmed the presence of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in Essex County, Massachusetts, in the town of North Andover. Previously, EAB had only been found in Massachusetts in Berkshire County. Although Emerald Ash Borer only attacks Ash trees, it kills them within just 3-5 years of infestation, making […]

State Officials Confirm Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Essex County

BOSTON – December 9, 2013 – The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and the Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) today announced that the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been detected in Essex County, Massachusetts. The destructive beetle was detected in the Town of North Andover on November 15, 2013, and was confirmed by […]