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Landowner Trap Tree Protocol

Several studies conducted by Michigan State University and USDA Forest Service scientists have shown that EAB beetles are attracted to stressed ash trees. Intentionally girdling trees is a method used for EAB detection. This guide explains how, as a Vermont landowner, you can use trap trees to detect the emerald ash borer.