3. Ash tree
EAB stands for the emerald ash borer. It’s a type of beetle from East Asia whose target is the ash tree. The beetle was probably brought to other continents and countries via imported vegetables, fruits, furniture and other goods. In the United States the bug was initially found in Michigan. EABs cause trouble to owners of more than 8 billion ash trees. Most of the trees are planted in residential areas. People love this species of trees because it is resistant to pests, diseases and severe weather conditions. The only threat is the beetle and especially its larvae. The bug’s larvae damage the tree’s inner bark. This, in turn leads to disruption in delivery of nutrients and water to the tree. If you have noticed that your ash trees are losing leaves and have split bark, then it is very likely that the trees have been attacked by EABs.