Skills & Techniques

Fight the Emerald Ash Borer

Guest - July 16, 2016

Woodstock, MD: How would it make you feel to lose all of the trees in your backyard? Unfortunately, this is the reality for many people who live in areas where the emerald ash borer has spread. Originally from Asia, the emerald ash borer was likely a stowaway in wooden packaging. It was first found in the United States near Detroit in 2002. Since then, the invasive species has spread across the eastern states, devastating ash tree populations in its wake.

Learn how to protect your backyard, favorite campground, or the place you plan to visit from the emerald ash borer by following these tips.

  • Always use local firewood.
  • Always burn wood completely to kill any emerald ash borer larvae.
  • Never transport firewood across state borders


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Steph and Andy –

Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Team East

Leave No Trace’s Steph Whatton and Andy Mossey are part of the 2016 Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Program that provides free, mobile education to communities across the country. Proud partners of this program include Subaru of America, REI, Fjall Raven, ENO, Deuter, Thule, Taxa Outdoors and SmartWool.

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