Emerald Ash Borer Found In Oregon (First On West Coast); Potential To Destroy Large Numbers Of Trees Key To Salmon Habitat

A small invasive beetle that has decimated ash groves in the Midwest was found in Oregon earlier this summer, the first to be found on the West Coast. When – not if – it spreads in Oregon, it has the potential to destroy large swaths of ash trees in forests and along streams located on the west side of the Cascade Mountains. The loss of the trees could impact salmon and steelhead in the Willamette Valley.

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