Quick Facts about the EAB

  • It attacks only ash trees (Fraxinus spp.).
  • Adult Beetles are metallic green and about 1/2-inch long, and this small size makes them difficult to spot.
  • Adults leave a D-shaped exit hole in the bark when they emerge in spring.
  • Woodpeckers like EAB larvae; heavy woodpecker damage on ash trees may be a sign of infestation.