O'Brien County's Bell-Times-Courier -

A New and Nasty Bug


Adult Banded Ash Borer.

In late April, Sherry Bootsma of rural Sanborn and an O'Brien County Supervisor shared her experience of recent weeks identifying a new pest in O'Brien County. Bootsma, also a member of the O'Brien County Conservation Board explained how she found a new threat to trees in this area.

We've all been watchful for an infestation of an "Emerald Ash Borer." The new threat is a "Banded Ash Borer." This nasty creature also favors Ash trees, but does not have a monogamous taste for the variety. It also can be hosted by hickory, elm, mesquite and sometimes white oak. This beetle is native to North A...

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