Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire), native to Asia, was discovered in early 2002 in Southeastern Michigan. Emerald Ash Borer, also known as EAB, is a small beetle, no larger than a penny. In its larvae, EAB chews tunnels beneath the tree’s bark, depriving the tree of nutrients and water, causing the tree to die from the top down.
EAB pest is not selective when it comes to ash trees. All 700,000,000 ash trees in Michigan are at risk! Don’t move firewood. It Bugs Me! You may have seen these bumper stickers on cars the last few years. Several counties in the Lower Peninsula are under quarantine. Do not move ash wood because this will continue the spread of EAB.
Treatment for EAB: If you have an ash tree that has less than 50% of its canopy, it is probably too late to save the tree. Ash trees should be treated before infestation, if possible. Trunk injected insecticides can give your ash trees a minimum of two years protection from EAB. Call our office today to receive an estimate to save your valuable ash trees. One of our state certified pesticide applicators would be happy to help save your trees.