EAST AURORA, N.Y. - In February, Sharon Bachman noticed a problem along Seneca Street in East Aurora: it appeared woodpeckers had attacked a few of the ash trees. Bark was peeling off, and the trees were withering away.
Using her expertise as a community educator at Cornell Corporate Extension, Bachman made an immediate diagnosis.
"It's kind of the first sign that Emerald Ash Borer is moving into an area," Bachman said.
The Emerald Ash Borer -- known for short as EAB -- is a little green insect. It first appeared in North America in 2002 near Detroit before spreading across more than a dozen states, killing millions of trees. In 2009, researchers discovered the insect in the Town of Randolph in Cattaraugus County.
And now it's all across the region.