? emerald ash borer bug

Asked May 27, 2014, 2:40 PM EDT

My ash tree appears to be dead. On the trunk of the tree it looks like the tail end of a bug sticking out of it. When I pulled it out there is about an inch hole into the tree. Is that sound like an emerald ash borer?

Meade County South Dakota trees and shrubs insect issues horticulture

1 Response

Thank you for your question about EAB.

Below is a link to an excellent publication by SDSU's John Ball. It should answer your question quite handily.

http://pubstorage.sdstate.edu/AgBio_Publications/articles/FS954.pdf