New Report Says Emerald Ash Borer Continues to Spread
A new report from the DNRE says the Emerald Ash Borer hammered Michigan's forests last year. The Forest Management Division says the unwanted insects are a big danger to Michigan's 19.3 million acres of forests and the economy. The bugs feed on ash trees, living underneath the bark, and can kill the tree if it's not treated with pesticides early on. Experts say millions of ash trees have already died because of the bug. They fear it could soon spread in large numbers to the upper peninsula. 9 and 10's Kyle Mitchell and Photojournalist Corey Petee have more on the threat of this invasive species.