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Emerald Ash Borer
Treatment

Homeowners that have Ash trees must be vigilant about protecting them from the Emerald Ash Borer. This invasive beetle, originally native to East Asia, has been wreaking havoc on Ash trees in the United States since 2002. Confirmed in our local area back in 2012, the Emerald Ash Borer population has quickly taken over our area and is killing Ash trees within our communities. Upon emergence in late spring, the adult insects eggs on the outside of the trees bark, which quickly hatch and tunnel into the vascular tissue of the tree where they begin to feed. The best results, especially on larger Ash trees commonly found in our area, is through trunk injection which must be repeated every two years to maximize protection.

EMERAL ASH BORER TREATMENT

SYMPTOMS OF EMERALD ASH BORER INFESTATION


CROWN DIEBACK

As Emerald Ash Borer larvae begin to feed, the outside of the tree will die from the ends of the branches inward toward the trunk. Damaged to the vascular system caused by larval feeding disrupts water and nutrients to the upper canopy, resulting in a thinning canopy and dying limbs.

EPICORMIC SPROUTING

As the Emerald Ash Borer larvae continues to feed causing the crown to die back further, the tree will push new growth out wherever it can. This new growth is often seen along the main limbs and lower trunk.

BARK SPLITTING

Vertical splits in the bark are caused from the damaged tissue underneath. Often times the galleries from the larvae can be seen between the bark splits.

WOODPECKER FEEDING

As the population of Emerald Ash Borer increases within a tree, woodpeckers take an opportunity for a quick meal. Woodpecker damage can be identified by strips of bark missing, often starting at the top of the canopy.

D SHAPED EXIT HOLES

As adults emerge in the spring, they create distinct D-shaped exit holes in the bark as they tunnel their way out of the vascular tissue.

TREATING EMERALD ASH BORER

The best way to achieve long lasting results are to treat your Ash trees before they show signs of damage. Typically by the time you notice a change in the tree, it may be too late for treatment. Our Trunk Injections will provide two years of protection by injecting the pesticide directly into the vascular tissue.

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If you have Ash trees on your property it’s extremely important to start treatment before damage is done. Call us today to schedule a consultation to assess the overall health and condition of your Ash trees before it’s too late. Emerald Ash Borer is knocking on our door, treat now to protect your trees, maintain the look of your landscape and avoid the expense of removal and replacement. We service Delaware County, Chester County, Montgomery County and surrounding areas in Pennsylvania.

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