Stein Tree Earns Permit to Work in Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Areas

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Wilmington, Delaware–March 3, 2019–Stein Tree Service announces that they are permitted to work in all spotted lanternfly quarantine areas of Pennsylvania and Delaware. 

Spotted Lanternfly certificate - March 2 2019 - Stein Tree Service

Stein, who has on staff certified arborists and other tree care specialists, already holds a certification to treat for the destructive emerald ash borer and now has completed the necessary course and earned an official permit to work in spotted lanternfly quarantine areas in both Pennsylvania and Delaware.

 

adult Spotted LanternflyThe spotted lanternfly, which was discovered in Pennsylvania in 2014 and in Delaware in 2017, is a destructive and invasive pest that is a threat to local agriculture by causing damage to hardwood trees, grapes, apples and more. The insect is attracted to trees such as the tree of heaven (Ailanthus alitissima), found in many local landscapes.

The quarantine places restrictions on moving of certain items, because the spotted lanternfly can hitchhike in them. Some examples are construction waste, grapevines, logs, stumps, and firewood. Tree care service companies must be trained in proper handling and removal of trees, stumps and other landscape materials in order to prevent the spread of the spotted lanternfly into other areas. To learn more about the spotted lanternfly visit Stein Tree Service’s blog page.

Stein Tree Service performs commercial and residential tree care services in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland, and particularly since the discovery of the emerald ash borer in their service areas, the company has been very conscious about its responsibilities in this regard. Both the spotted lanternfly and the emerald ash borer have caused a great deal of harm to trees in the United States, prompting government agencies to initiate the quarantines. If residents see the spotted lanternfly or the emerald ash borer, they should report the sightings to local agencies. 

ABOUT STEIN TREE SERVICE

Stein Tree Service has been in business for over 33 years and is a trusted tree care service company in Pennsylvania and Delaware communities. The company’s tree specialists are passionate about tree care, and conscientious about preserving the local landscape. For tree removal, tree trimming and pruning, pest infestation treatment and storm clean up, or information about tree care, residents may contact the company at 302-273-1583 or visit the website: https://www.steintree.com/.