The city of Chicago has a new pest to deal with; the Emerald Ash Borer.
The city of Chicago has a new pest to deal with; the Emerald Ash Borer. Small, bright green, and highly damaging to ash trees, the "EAB" is a huge economic and environmental threat.
Read this article from the Chicago Tribune- it shows how the city is being proactive. Their quick response will be hugely important for the residents of Chicago and surrounding areas.
The EAB is from Asia, and is established around the Midwest in a variety of parks, cities, and forests. While the Chicago outbreak probably didn't come from firewood, it has the potential to spread that way if residents unwittingly cut down an infested tree and bring the wood on a camping trip or at a vacation spot.