Emerald Ash Borer Infestation in the United States

Emerald Ash Borer Infestation Stein Tree Service March 2017

The emerald ash borer (EAB), a metallic green insect that was accidentally brought to the United States in 2002, has been found in 29 states as of 2017. The insect was found in Pennsylvania in 2007 and in Delaware in 2016.

The emerald ash borer attacks ash trees, and has destroyed the ash population in many of the states where infestation has occurred. Agencies have been working to fight the spread of EAB, but the insects continue to be discovered in new areas. Some treatments are available, and Stein Tree Service is licensed to apply the necessary insecticides in Delaware and Pennsylvania.Infographic of Emerald Ash Borer Infestation in the United States

Some of the signs of emerald ash borer presence are:

• Thinning tree canopy
• D-shaped exit holes in bark
• S-shaped grooves in the tree under the bark
• Unusually high woodpecker presence

If you notice any of these signs, have a professional inspect your trees to determine whether you need treatment to save your trees, or if tree removal may be necessary to protect your remaining trees.

Call Stein Tree for Inspection and Treatment for the Emerald Ash Borer

Stein Tree Service has been providing exceptional tree care for over 35 years and our certified arborists are trained to identify the emerald ash borer and other threats to your trees. For more information or a free consultation, call 302-478-3511 or visit www.SteinTree.com today!