EAB Bark.png

EAB Bark
In winter, watch for bark blonding on ash trees caused by foraging woodpeckers (left). This can be an indication that Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is present. ‘S’-shaped galleries revealed under the confirm the presence of EAB (right). If you find ash trees with bark blonding, MDC encourages you to report it at at eab.missouri.edu.

Stay in Touch with MDC

Stay in Touch with MDC news, newsletters, events, and manage your subscription

Sign up

Our Magazines

Conservationist Magazine

Our monthly publication about conservation in Missouri--free to all residents.


Xplor Magazine for kids

Xplor helps kids find adventure in their own backyard. Free to residents of Missouri.

bee on a flower