Emerald Ash Borer
In April 2007, the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) confirmed the presence of the emerald ash borer in a tree in Skokie. The metallic green beetle is small and will fit on a dime. The larvae tunnel underneath the bark of ash trees and disrupt water transpiration within the tree. Skokie had approximately 3,000 ash trees at the time, however, only a few hundred ash trees remain.
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