No question - it’s very distressing to see our natural resources damaged by disease and insect infestations. With the latest problem, Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), the key to any control is to properly identify symptoms to determine the correct treatment. What is sometimes thought to be EAB can actually be other pests, winter stress or other problems. Get a knowledgeable arborist to diagnose any tree infestation/disease problem.
Signs and symptoms of EAB:
Fortunately, the treatment is very friendly to the environment, available under an emergency registration, however it is fairly expensive. It involves an injection that can be done into the tree – no spraying – and is very effective done prior to or early in the EAB life cycle.
If these symptoms are detected, please contact us for assistance.
Learn more about the Emerald Ash Borer in our Expert Advice article.