Emerald Ash Borer
What is the Emerald Ash Borer?
The Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive insect that attacks the vascuar system of ash trees. Researchers believe it entered the US through the Great Lakes region from Asia in 2002. It was first discovered in Detroit, MI where it has killed millions of ash trees and has been sweeping across the midwest. The larve of this insect tunnels under the bark disrupting all nutrient flow, causing death. It has now been found in 15 state across the midwest and the eastern U.S. The pictures illustrate the tunneling of the larve. If you have any questions or would like advice about your ash trees, give us a call. A certified arborist at Langer's Tree Service can assist you with your treatment options.
HOW CAN LANGER'S TREE SERVICE HELP?
- Help you determine if treatment is right for your ash.
- Inject your ash trees with Tree-age
- Remove your diseased or weak ash trees.
HOW CAN YOU PROTECT YOUR ASH?
- Call a certified arborist to determine in treatment is right for your trees.
- Do not transport firewood!
- The Minnesota Department of Agriculture recommends treatment of ash trees that are within 10-15 miles of a current infestation. Click the link below to check the status of new infestations.