Asked June 21, 2016, 1:24 PM EDT

I have an oak tree in my back yard and the bark is coming off and the leaves are turning black and falling off. I noticed a bunch of bugs flying around, they look like a lightning bug, but they are red and black on the back. Someone told me they are red ash bugs and attacking the tree. Does this sound like it is a problem?

Boone County Kentucky

1 Response

Hello. Thank you for your question. In order for us to answer your question, we will need additional information. Please contact the Boone County Extension Horticulture Agent at the address below.

Michael D Klahr
Boone Cooperative Extension Office
6028 Camp Ernst Rd., Burlington, KY 41005-0876
(859) 586-6101