If you’ve ever wondered what your trees would look like if they got infected by Emerald Ash Borer, it’s devastating. These insects are minibeasts that attack ash trees and cut down their lifespan within a few years of attack.
Having witnessed what this invasive species does to ash trees around Minnesota, our tree removal pros at Vital Tree Service offer a prompt response if you need an ash tree removal.
The Emerald Ash Borer is a destructive bright green ash tree pest believed to have originated from China. It was first discovered in the United States in 2022 and has infected trees in more than 30 other states.
While the adult beetles feed on ash foliage, leaving it with little harm, the ones that feed on the inner bark of ash trees are the most destructive. They burrow their way into the parts of the trees responsible for water and nutrient supply, thereby disrupting the ability of the tree to transport water and nutrients to the other parts.
Having seen how deadly this insect can be on ash trees, the question is, how do you know if your tree is infected?
When Emerald Ash Borer attacks your ash tree, you may begin to see symptoms that range from epicormic sprouting, thinning of canopy, and woodpecker damage.
However, our experience has shown that there are more distinctive ways to know that your ash tree is under the Emerald Ash Borer attack and may need an ash tree removal immediately. See the specific symptoms below.
As the insects make their way out of the trees, they leave a D mark on their exit holes. Unfortunately, the D-shaped holes can also come in different sizes. Hence, you need to pay close attention to detect them or call your ash tree removal contractor for help.
Apart from the D-shape marks on trees, the EAB can also leave spiral marks or S-shaped marks on the ash trees. The effect of this is that it splits the bark of trees vertically.
There are a couple of ways to treat EAB in your ash tree if you do not wish to adopt the ash tree removal process. First, it’s advisable to invite a licensed pesticide service provider near you to do this.
Some of the treatment methods are:
Vital Tree Service does not offer treatment services for trees infested with Emerald Ash Borer, because we specialize in removal. Unfortunately, removing affected trees is the go-to method for this problem, because the window of time to treat the tree and save it is very small.
Do you have some ash trees in the Twin Cities area but not sure if they are under the EAB attack? Do not worry; our tree care professionals at Vital Tree Services are ready to help you determine if you need an ash tree removal service or treatment.
You can get a free quote, reach out at 651-341-4021, or use our online contact form to schedule an appointment.
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