The Missouri Department of Conservation is working to spead the word on the Emerald Ash Borer, an insect that could destroy the state’s Ash popluation. 

KMZU’s Janet Adkison visits with a state forester about the challange of keeping the pest out of the state.

Outdoor Angle

The adult emerald ash borer is a striking metallic green, with an iridescent purple abdomen hidden beneath the forewings.

A side by side comparison of other insects that are easily found in the Show Me State.

The insect can establish itself under the bark destroying the route nutrients travel to feed the tree.

The size of the pest compared to a dime.