Coping with Emerald Ash Borer, Maine’s Slow-Motion Natural Disaster. Could Cost Camden Maine $250,000!
Maine communities are unprepared for the economic and ecological costs of this deadly tree infestation.
BY MARINA SCHAUFFLER | JANUARY 30, 2020 | Pine Tree Watch
Maine communities stand to lose a lot with the arrival of emerald ash borer (EAB), an Asian parasite that attacks white, green and brown ash (Fraxinus spp.) — killing most trees within a few years. One Maine town that received state Project Canopy funding calculate EAB’s potential impact found that tree removal and treatment would total a quarter-million dollars, roughly a third of its annual budget.