Update: Emerald Ash Borer
I am reposting this from Spring 2012. As the snow melts and the damage from these bettles on our Ash trees is remarkable. Trees that were showing signs of crown dieback and some woodpecker damage, last year at this time, are now standing stone dead. The larva of these beetles have been feeding under the bark and now large bright areas where the bark has fallen off is an obvious sign of infestation. The woodpeckers around here are well fed.
Previous post: This is a serious issue. If you have found Emerald Ash Borer on your trees or are not sure and would like to talk about ways to help prevent the beetle from damaging your trees, visit andrewsarboriculture.com for more information. We, at Andrews Arboriculture, have been studying the Emerald Ash Borer for some time and are prepared to treat therapeutically and preventatively. Our licensed, certified Arborist Russell Andrew knows that native North American Ash trees have little natural resistance to this Asian born pest. Infestations start small but as more trees in our area become infested it can cause quick and irreversible decline. According to the North Central IPM Center, homeowners wishing to protect trees should consider having their trees professionally treated.
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