Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week is May 21 – 27, 2017 – In order to bring awareness to the devastating effects of this invasive wood-boring beetle, this week has been established to bring attention to this ongoing infestation of the Emerald Ash Borer in Newark, DE and other areas of the country.
First discovered in 2002, the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has made its way across more than 25 states in the U.S. and continues to spread, destroying our beautiful ash trees. Originating from Asia, the EAB made its way to the US through shipping crates. New York and other states have placed strict regulations on firewood transportation and quarantined known EAB infestation areas to slow the spread.
The Emerald Ash Borer begins life in the form of larvae, beneath the bark, finding sustenance from the conductive tissues in the ash tree. As the larvae mature into a pupa, this beetle will bore its way out of the bark, creating ‘D’ shaped exit holes. The adult EAB will eat the ash tree leaves in preparation for breeding. After mating, the adult EAB will lay their eggs in the bark of the ash tree to continue the destructive cycle.
Residents are encouraged to remain diligent in spotting early warning signs of infestation by emerald ash borer in Newark, DE and across the state. Signs of EAB infestation can include thinning crowns, splitting bark, ‘S’ shaped grooves in the trunks, and excessive sprouting around the base of your trees.
Working with a Certified Arborist can help prevent the loss of your ash trees and improve the overall health of your plants and landscaping. If these invasive beetles are left untreated, you could see irreparably damaged trees within just two years. Specialized tree services can help you determine if EAB treatment will work for you or if tree removal is necessary for the integrity of your landscaping and surrounding trees and plants.
Call Stein Tree Service to Have Your Trees Inspected for Emerald Ash Borer in Newark, DE
Stein Tree Service is the oldest independently owned tree care service in Delaware and remains committed to tree and plant health. If you think Emerald Ash Borers may be present in your Newark, DE property, contact Stein Tree Service today.