Emerald Ash Borer Spreads in Pennsylvania

The Emerald Ash Borer continues to spread in Pennsylvania.   Six more counties have been added to the list, bringing to 28 the number of counties in Pennsylvania where the pest has been detected. 

State Agriculture officials are urging the public not to transport firewood, its one way the ash borer can be spread. You should burn the wood where you buy it.  The ash borer can destroy an ash tree within three years after first drilling into the bark.

The new counties are Bucks, Franklin, Jefferson, Perry, Snyder and Venango.

People who suspect they’ve found one of the beetles in a new area should call the automated pest hotline at 1-866-253-7189. The Emerald ash borer is dark green, about a half inch in length and flies only from early May to September.