Robin Usborne          
                           
Born 26th August 1957 
in Hastings, Michigan, USA.
Married Timothy Millsap. 
Marriage dissolved 2000.

Robin works at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.
She works in the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, studying forest diseases and how they can be eradicated.

She legally changed her name back to Usborne in 2000.
She has two daughters: Jessie (b.1984) & Mary Kate (b.1987)

Address: MSU Extension EAB communications manager
312 Agriculture Hall, Michigan State University,
East Lansing, MI 48824, U.S.A.

Phone: 517-432-155 x 169;      Fax: 517-355-184.

E-mail: millsap@msu.edu

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The emerald ash borer doesn't look like much of a threat. The winged, metallic-green beetle is only half-an-inch long. But ask Robin Usborne, who works with researchers at Michigan State University about the damage it can cause, and her answer is frightening.
"It could devastate and kill every single ash tree we have in North America if we don't try to get a handle on it," Usborne says.
The bug has already infested more than 40,000 square miles in North America. Usborne says the emerald ash borer is changing Michigan's landscape.
"If you drive along the major freeways into Detroit right now, you can start seeing the devastation as far as dead ash trees along the roads," Usborne explains. "You've got city streets that have been lined with ash that are now dead. You have folks taking out ash trees in communities and subdivisions that had huge ash trees. And they're just sick about it."