By Vince Crockenberg, Contributor

Deputy Tree Warden Alexa Lewis checks an emerald ash borer trap on Prindle Road in East Charlotte last Thursday. This was one of 10 traps checked during the day, none of which showed any borers stuck to the sticky outside coating. For the time being, at least, the borer seems not yet to have reached Charlotte. Photo by Vince Crockenberg

Deputy Tree Warden Alexa Lewis checks an emerald ash borer trap on Prindle Road in East Charlotte last Thursday. This was one of 10 traps checked during the day, none of which showed any borers stuck to the sticky outside coating. For the time being, at least, the borer seems not yet to have reached Charlotte. Photo by Vince Crockenberg.