OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

White Fringetree Hosts EAB

In 2014, researchers at Wright University discovered that the white fringtree (Chionanthus virginicus) was a susceptible host to the emerald ash borer (EAB), in addition to ash (Fraxinus spp.). After further invesitigation, it appears that the white fringetree is just as suitable a host to EAB as any ash species, and that closely related species might be susceptable, as well.