Good’s Tree and Lawn Care is on the frontline of protecting your trees from invasive species. One of the most dangerous pests found in local trees is the Emerald Ash Borer. The Emerald Ash Borer is an emerald green beetle that originates from Eastern Asia. It’s known for its highly destructive nature towards ash trees and is responsible for the death of over 50 million trees in over 20 states. An ash tree will die once infected by the Emerald Ash Borer if not treated quickly and carefully.
There are specific signs to look for when checking for an Emerald Ash Borer infestation in your ash tree:
- Canopy dieback, beginning at the top of the tree and moving downward
- “D” shaped holes in the bark
- Bark splitting to expose “S”shaped galleries underneath
- Sprouts from the trunk and roots
- Increased woodpecker activity
If you find that your tree has any of these telltale signs, contact the certified arborists at Good’s Tree and Lawn Care. There may still be time to save the tree, to start early treatment on surrounding trees, and to prevent further infestation.