Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an invasive insect that kills ash trees. It entered North America in 2002 and has killed over 100 million trees. The challenge is that the insect cannot be eradicated nor contained, but the damage is causes can be managed.
Issues caused by EAB:
A community should see itself in the same way as its trees. If trees are dying, the town is dying. Planting trees symbolizes a community that is alive, prosperous, and growing.
Arnold Leak, Mayor of Valley, Alabama.