The emerald ash borer, a shiny green beetle, is emerging from ash trees all over the eastern US and Canada. The beautiful little beetle, part of a group called "metallic wood boring beetle" was introduced in packing material from China around 1990. Carried throughout the region by people moving firewood, the beetle threatens to eliminate white, green and black ash. There is some hope that parasitic wasps introduced from China by the USDA may spread quickly enough to slow the beetle, but this is far from certain. Below you will find a slide show of the beetle and the damage done.