Will emerald ash borer attack my mountain ash?

(Question)

Will my mountain ash be harmed by the emerald ash borer?

 

 

(Answer)

Mountain ash is not a true ash. Only the true ashes, the trees belonging to the genus Fraxinus (Olive Family, Oleaceae) are affected by the emerald ash borer. The mountain ashes belong to the genus Sorbus (Rose Family, Rosaceae).

For more information about emerald ash borer go to:

http://www.inspection.gc.ca/plants/plant-protection/insects/emerald-ash-borer/faq/eng/1337355937903/1337356019017