I am a new graduate student at the University of Maryland working on biological control of the emerald ash borer and I was hoping you all would be able to help me. My research pertains to the recent discovery of emerald ash borer (EAB) attacking white fringetrees in Ohio. This is a shrubby tree closely related to ash, but the first genus outside of Fraxinus (ash) to be recorded being attacked by emerald ash borer (EAB). White fringetree is native to the southeastern US, and is naturally occurring in Maryland, although it is typically used as a landscape tree. If any of you know of any natural white fringetrees (non-lanscaped) that I could inspect for potential EAB damage and would be willing to share that information with me, I would greatly appreciate it. If any of you notice ANY white fringetrees (natural/landscaped) with emerald ash borer damage, please feel free to email me with that information as well.
Here is some helpful ID information on white fringetree.http://www.clemson.edu/…/plan…/landscape/trees/hgic1027.html
Jackie Hoban (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Also, below is a like to an article on the subject from Luke Gustafson, the Charles County Master Gardener Coordinator.