The Emerald Ash Borer is destructive insect pest, which is now in Vermont, kills ash trees, usually within 2 to 5 years. It has killed millions of ash trees, mostly in the midwest and eastern US. Montpelier is now considered to be a "high risk area" for Emerald Ash Borer infestation. The Tree Board is working on a plan to address the damage done by this insect. Do you have ash trees in your yard? Become aware and learn more about this and other pests at the Vermont Invasives website.