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Plant Health Care - Emerald Ash Borer

Emeald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer

Life Cycle

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Take Action NOW To Protect Your Ash Trees

Not sure if you have ash trees?

Call us at 610 - 644 - 1663

Speak with one of our Licensed Tree Experts

We'll help you identify any ash trees on your property, advise you on which trees are worth treating, and provide a free estimate on treatment options. 

Cost-effective Emerald Ash Borer treatment ARE available to protect individual ash trees, but must be started early!

Doing Nothing Is No Longer An Option!

The Emerald Ash Borer (also known as EAB) is an invasive insect that was first found in the US in southeast Michigan in 2002. Since it’s discovery the bug has spread eastward to Maine, south into the Great Smokies, and as far west as Colorado. EAB lays its eggs in the bark cracks of ash trees which then hatch and burrow into the tree. These larvae feed on the inner bark and phloem, and then start to emerge as adults in the spring. The adults remain active for 3 weeks spreading more eggs to surrounding trees. 

 

What you need to know

  • It’s not a question of ‘If they spread’. It’s only a question of when.

  • If you do not treat your ash trees, they will most likely die within the decade.

  • Since it’s arrival in 2002 the EAB has killed hundreds of millions of ash trees in North America. 

  • Despite rigorous regulatory controls, the US Dpt. of Agriculture continue to find EAB moving beyond quarantine boundaries. 

 

Save Your Ash Trees - Schedule a Treatment

As with most disease and insect damage, prevention is the best medicine. Systemic applications injected into the trunk of the tree have proven to be the most effective method of protecting individual, as well as groups of ash trees. Horgan Tree Experts uses a systemic injection into the tree’s vascular system that allows the insecticide to quickly translocate throughout the tree killing EAB and protecting the tree from further infestations. 

 

Learn More:

U.S. Dpt. of Agriculture

P.A. Dpt. of COnservation and Natural Resources

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