An invasive species is making its way towards the Tri-States.
Emerald Ash Borer
has taken over thousands of ash trees in the upper Midwest.
An arborist gave a presentation on that very subject Monday night in the
Jeff Palmer discussed some steps residents and cities can take to prevent an infestation.
The Chicago and Bloomington/Normal areas are losing many trees to this tiny insect, and it was found in Kansas City just this past year.
"It was on a private property,"
arborist Jeff Palmer said. "When they did some canvassing, they found a very substantial infestation."
The number one way of spreading the invasive species is by transporting firewood.