Firewood looks harmless, but it can harbor the emerald ash borer, a devastating forest pest. Hunters are urged not to move firewood to and from their camps. Instead, buy firewood locally and burn it all before returning home.
A D-shaped exit hole, indicates the presence of the emerald ash borer (EAB), seen on an ash tree in Creve Coeur where the insect has recently been confirmed. The EAB is shown in the inset. MDC says homeowners in St. Louis County need to make plans now to protect or replace their ash trees.
MDC protects and manages Missouri's fish, forest, and wildlife resources. We also facilitate your participation in resource-management activities, and we provide opportunities for you to use, enjoy and learn about nature. Read more about our mission.