CLARK COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) - We see them everyday swaying high in the air. Yet, beneath the surface of the Ash tree, a real battle is going on with insects.
Kathy McConkey said the Emerald Ash Borer is laying eggs on Ash trees and killing them.
"I also found little tiny exit holes and we've circled them in magic marker because they are so small that its hard to find even if you're trained," said McConkey.
McConkey said tens of millions of Ash trees have died in Southeast Michigan alone. She said recently the market for ash as landscape plants has been virtually eliminated due to the insect.
"Last year we started to see the symptoms really explode and it will only get worse this point on," said McConkey.
McConkey said Ash trees have no resistance to the Emerald Ash Borer at this point. All residents can do is assume their Ash trees are infested and get some over the counter treatments your local garden store.
"The whole Miami Valley you will start seeing trees that look like winter in June," said McConkey.
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