Emerald Ash Borer Wiping Out Kentucky Trees

Friday, July 18, 2014
Five years after the emerald ash borer arrived in Kentucky from the north where it killed more than 25 million trees, the full force of this Asian invader is being felt across the Bluegrass.
From Lexington to Louisville and north to Cincinnati, ash trees are being wiped out from rural landscapes, parks, leafy subdivisions and urban corridors.
Dead tree tops and whole dead trees are visible from the westbound lanes of Interstate-64, and in pockets of destruction throughout northern Kentucky, including Franklin, Shelby, Oldham and Jefferson counties.