Emerald Ash Borer Prevention & Treatment
Tens of millions of ash trees have died due to a small Asian beetle known as the Emerald Ash Borer. The Emerald Ash Borer is a well-known and devastating pest to ash trees in 34 states, but with the help of our skilled New Jersey tree service company pros, you can get the Emerald Ash Borer treatment services you need to protect your property’s ash trees. Are you looking for a professional New Jersey tree service company you can turn to for all of your Emerald Ash Borer treatment and prevention needs? If so, give our team of skilled professionals a call today and let us show you the kind of quality results that have helped make us the most trusted name in tree maintenance the area has to offer.
What Is The Emerald Ash Borer?
It is a dark green bug shaped like a bullet that decimates every Ash tree it comes across. EAB feeds on the leaves of Ash trees which causes some defoliation. This is not what kills the tree, but adds to the overall decline of the tree. The real devastation occurs where it cannot be seen under the bark. The larvae, which are under the bark, destroy the cambium layer, which in turn stops water and nutrient flow, thereby killing the tree. Some signs of EAB are canopy dieback (loss of leaves), small D-shaped holes in the bark of the tree, as well as epicormic growth(suckers, water sprouts) along the trunk of the tree.
What To Do When Trees Are Infected by Emerald Ash Borer Infestation?
Call a licensed New Jersey tree service company to have an assessment done to determine whether your trees can be treated or if they need to be removed. The best time for trees to be assessed is during the growing season so we can more easily determine if the canopy is leafed out. If there’s more than 30% dieback, we recommend you go ahead and have the tree removed to prevent the further spread of the insects. Tree removal is the best option for you to choose in the case of an infestation.
If your trees are still structurally sound and in good health, we can help with treatment. With EAB infestations, however, your trees will need to be treated every couple of years until the insects leave the area, which is usually around 8 years or so. We have several methods of treatment, and our skilled tree service experts would be more than happy to go over them with you during a consultation. Contact our licensed tree expert who has the know-how to protect ash trees from Emerald Ash Borer damage with the right treatment for prevention yet can save trees when possible.