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Groups Team Up To Tackle Ash Tree Killer


Last updated 2/4/2019 at 4:35pm

Two local conservation groups are teaming up to save ash trees in Pisgah National Forest from the blight of the emerald ash borer beetle (EAB).

MountainTrue and The Pisgah Conservancy have launched the Save Pisgah's Ashes campaign to treat and save more than 100 ash trees from this deadly pest.

The project is accepting donations at

The EAB is a small, metallic-green beetle from Asia that is fatal to all species of North American ash trees.

The larvae of the insect bore holes in ash trees, infest and kill trees within three to five years.

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