Emerald Ash Borer Information for Chadds Ford, PA Residents
The Emerald Ash Borer infestation in Pennsylvania has been a constant pest since mid-2007. In Chadds Ford, EAB damage is still prevalent. The metallic green beetles originated in Asia and parts of Europe. Due to trading via ships, the Emerald Ash Borer entered the country through Michigan in 2002.
The forestry, agricultural, and other departments of the government have been working to help control the ongoing infestation. As part of the Chadds Ford community in Pennsylvania, homeowners are strongly advised to contribute and assist in the ash tree’s battle against these predators.
If you live in Chadds Ford, here are some things you can do to help prevent and control the Emerald Ash Borer spread:
- Keep firewood in its native area. Ash trees act as excellent fuel. Since the area is known to have an EAB infestation problem, it is advisable to keep firewood in the original community, town, city or state.
- If you happen to receive firewood, make sure to ask where it came from or its origin. Even though you may not see the green beetles, signs and symptoms of larvae deposits may be found in the tree bark.
- If you own an ash tree in your backyard or property, it is your duty to inspect for any signs of Emerald Ash Borer infestation. Call the local arborist or agricultural office in Chadds Ford to assist you further.
- Every state has its policies and protocols for controlling and exterminating ash infested ash trees. Read and be knowledgeable about Chadds Ford and Pennsylvania’s rules and regulations.
- Help extend awareness in the ongoing battle against EAB to your community. Educate your new neighbors, report ash tree conditions and help spread information within your network.
Signs and Symptoms of Emerald Ash Borer Infestation
- Thinning of the bark tree’s canopy can be seen on the upper portion of the bark tree.
- The emergence of the larva can be manifested when there’s formation of sprouts.
- D-shaped holes and woodpecker feeding.
- Protruded S-shaped or snake like patterns found on the trunk area. This signals the accumulation of larvae galleries.
- As these larvae hatch, they turn into cream-colored larvae that feed beneath the bark.
- Full-grown Emerald Ash Borer looks like a metallic green beetle.
If the ash tree is severely damaged and is untreatable, the tree will likely need to be removed. However, if there are minimal signs, treatments such as insecticide can help control a spread of the infestation. If you experience or see these signs and symptoms in your ash trees, call a certified arborist in Chadds Ford or the local government to further assist you with your needs.
Call 302-478-3511 or 302-731-1718 or call to schedule your Emerald Ash Borer consultation.
Stein Tree Service is licensed to treat for emerald ash borer in Delaware and Pennsylvania.