Emerald Ash Borer is causing ash trees to die every wheres! Look around your own neighborhood and take note of the number of trees that are being affected, I am sure you will be shocked. This insect has killed millions of trees since it arrived in the United States in 2002.
The main problem is that the Ash trees have no resistance to the emerald ash borer but more important there are no natural predictors here in the United States. The United States Department Of Agriculture as well as Universities in affected States have been working to find better insecticides and also biological controls to contain this pest.
What States Have Emerald Ash Borers Been Found In
As Of August 2013 these are the States and dates they have been found:
Michigan 2002, Ohio 2003, Northern Indiana 2004, Northern Illinois 2006, Maryland 2006, Western Pennsylvania 2007, West Virginia 2007, Wisconsin 2008, Missouri 2008, Virginia 2008, Minnesota 2009, New York 2009, Kentucky 2009, Iowa 2010, Tennessee 2010, Connecticut 2012, Kansas 2012, Massachusetts 2012, New Hampshire 2013, North Carolina 2013
The Emerald Ash Borer Is also spreading in Canada As well. It’s hard to believe that something the size of a small beetle can have such a devastating effect on millions of trees. Such is the case with the emerald ash borer, responsible for the destruction of over 30 million American and Canadian ash trees.
Video Showing All About The Emerald Ash Borer
What You Can Do To Save Your Trees
There are ways to combat the Emerald Ash Borer and save your trees using pesticides that will kill the larva and protect the tree for 2 seasons. The most highly recommended brand is Tree-age These chemicals are injected into the tree trunk and are safe for the environment because they are contained within the trees. These chemicals must be must be applied by licensed professionals but if you have already noticed damage and less than 35% of the tree canopy has been affected chances are that you can treat the tree and it will recover. If you have not noticed damage yet get the tree treated right away and it will protect they tree from decline.
The larva which do all the damage are most Active Between August and October SO GET YOUR TREE TREATED NOW! Before it is too late.