Emerald Ash Borer is moving South, just like Lebron James is moving West. Sadly, they bring no titles or rings; only destruction comes along with these guys! Emerald Ash Borer (or EAB) has been moving South since 2002 when it was discovered in Michigan. Ever since then, they have cost an estimated $10.7 billion dollars to local economies; that’s almost 70x Lebron’s new contract! The fortunate fact about Emerald Ash Borer is that with early detection the treatment options are numerous. Many state agencies and homeowners don’t realize that they could prevent millions of dollars worth of Ash tree removals with some simple prevention measures.