Our Ash Trees are Dying
Ash trees are common in yards and along streets, but...
Posted on May 1, 2018 by
As we discussed in our previous post, the pest Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is the single most destructive factor for ash trees. Unfortunately, their reach is expanding. More and more trees are being infested by EAB and we need to do something about it. The first EAB infestation was discovered near Detroit, Michigan in 2002. Today, EAB has infected millions of trees in 31 states in the US and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
There are two main ways that EAB spreads. The first is by the natural reproduction methods of the species, whereby adult specimens lay their larvae in neighboring ash trees who then reach maturity within those trees and then lay their larvae in neighboring trees as so forth. The second is by people unknowingly carrying infested ash firewood to a region that didn’t previously have EAB and thus introducing those new ash trees to the pest.
As your local lawn experts, we pride ourselves on staying up to date on all new information about invasive species and all their treatment options. In particular with EAB on ash trees, the damage has been devastating and we are happy to be part of the solution.
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