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QC-Times Big Story: Damage Caused By The Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald ash borer
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An emerald ash borer beetle sits on leaf.

The emerald ash borer is a half-an-inch, green beetle that lays its eggs on ash trees. Ash borer larvae bore into the trees, where they feed on the parts that transport nutrients, eventually killing the trees.

This week in the Quad-City Times, Devan Patel reports on the extent of the damage caused by the Emerald Ash Borer in Davenport, and the steps the city is taking to mitigate the problem.

You can read Patel's Big Story report this Sunday in the Times.