Emerald city: Ash borer’s arrival jeopardizes Joliet trees - Herald News
JOLIET — The emerald ash borer has been officially discovered in Joliet, meaning the future of thousands of ash trees in the city is not bright.
The Asian beetle has destroyed millions of U.S. ash trees since first being detected in 2002 in southeastern Michigan.
Now it’s Joliet’s turn.
“We’ve tried to let the people know that its coming,” said Jim Teiber, the Joliet city arborist, while standing next to an infested ash tree near Black Road and Dawes Avenue.