Be on the lookout for the invasive Emerald Ash Borer.
Since its arrival in the US in 2002, it has been on the move and has killed millions of ash trees in our northern states; and may be moving our way to Florida. The adult pest, which is metallic green on top and silver beneath and with large bulging eyes, lays eggs in the trunk of an ash tree. The eggs produce larvae that tunnel just below the tree bark creating galleries that interrupt the nutritional processes of the tree. This is a very serious pest, and can hitchhike on fire wood brought in by campers from up north. For additional information, go to http://www.freshfromflorida.com/pi.