Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Jasper County

March 28, 2014

DES MOINES – Emerald Ash Borer has been positively identified in a residential tree in Newton in Jasper County from a larva sample collected on March 20, 2014. EAB kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America.
The EAB infestation in Newton was found by a citizen who reported suspect ash trees to city staff, who then contacted the Iowa Department of Natural Resources forestry bureau. With the assistance of the Iowa EAB Team, a larva was found, and positively identified by federal identifiers as EAB.

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