Emerald Ash Borer Discovered In Barrington
The pest found in ash trees is found in the village of Barrington.
The destructive pest known as Emerald Ash Borer has finally made its way to Barrington. The pests were found in two trees on the 100 block of Monument Avenue by Public Works employees last week.
Emerald Ash Borers are small metallic-green beetles. The larvae of the pest burrow into the bark of ash trees, starving the trees and eventually killing them. The pests has been spotted in Illinois trees since 2006, but this is the first discovery in Barrington.
Public Works Director Dennis Burmeister asks all residents to report any suspected Emerald Ash Borer infestations.
"Our staff and tree maintenance contractor have been, and will continue to inspect ash trees during routine maintenance operations," Burmeister said in a press release. "Unfortunately, Emerald Ash Borer is all around us; it was only a matter of time before it was discovered in our community."
For more information on the Emerald Ash Borer, visit Village Hall or check out www.emeraldashborer.info.