Tips on How to Identify Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has killed millions of Ash trees since arriving in North America in 2002. If spotted you can treat and save your Ash trees! Jim Zwack, VP & GM of the Davey Institute, will share a few tips on how to identify your ash tree, watch for EAB signs and treatment. For more information on managing emerald ash borer, visit http://www.davey.com/EAB. STEP 1: Identify your ash tree • Ash trees have branches and eaves with 7 to 9 eye-shaped leaflets. • Leaflets grow opposite to each other • Each compound leaf has a terminal leaflet. STEP 2: Watch the Signs • Striping of bark by woodpeckers searching for larvae. • Chewing damage on foliage edges. • 1/8th inches D-shaped holes chewed through the bark. • S-shaped tunnels beneath the bark. • Multiple trunk sprouts with heavy infestation. STEP 3: Emerald Ash Borer Treatment • If you spot early symptoms of emerald ash borer, take action ASAP • Be proactive with an ash tree inspection. Early treatment may be more cost effective than having to remove the tree later. Questions to keep in mind! • How important is this tree to my landscaping? • How quickly could I replace the benefits this tree provides? • How costly will this tree be to remove if it fails? Contact your local professionally trained arborist for an EAB consultation by visiting our website at http://www.davey.com/residential-tree-services/.