Our trees are important not only to our personal landscape views but also to the environment as well. While some trees must be removed for various reasons, others may just need a little TLC. Trees fight against all kinds of things that are out to harm them. Storms, disease, and age always seem to work against trees. Then, there are pests. Unfortunately, pests sometimes happen, but if you can see the signs and get the proper treatment for your tree, you just might be able to save it. The emerald ash borer is one such pest that wreaks terrible havoc on trees. At American Tree & Lawn Services, we offer emerald ash borer treatments that just might repair your tree’s health and keep it around for much longer.
What Are Emerald Ash Borers?
The emerald ash borer is a pest that typically focuses on trees. This beetle is sometimes referred to as a jewel beetle. It is emerald in color when it is fully grown. These beetles were originally native to parts of Asia, but they have since migrated and are found in many areas across the globe. Emerald ash borers typically feed on trees that fall into the ash category. It wouldn’t be so bad if just one borer found it here and there, but that’s not what happens. The female emerald ash borer will lay eggs underneath the tree’s bark. When the larvae are born, they remain beneath the bark for up to 2 years, feeding on the tree underneath the bark. This cycle continues over and over until your tree is fully invaded by them. This is incredibly devastating to ash trees.
Recognizing Signs of the Emerald Ash Borer
The best thing to do is to contract with a local tree and lawn service and have them inspect your trees regularly. If you are not willing to do that just yet, you should inspect them routinely. You can always call in the experts if you see signs of ash borer. The earlier you can determine emerald ash borers have infested your tree, the better. Look for these signs
- Branch fractures in the upper canopy of the tree
- Branch fractures near the trunk and stem union area
- Cracking bark
If you notice anything like these, be sure to give us a call. We can assess the tree and determine if emerald ash borers are truly the cause. If they are, we can treat the issue. Early detection might just save your tree. Returning your tree to health can be nearly impossible if the problem is allowed to continue.
Sidney, Ohio Emerald Ash Borer Treatments
One of our services is emerald ash borer treatment in Sidney and surrounding areas. These treatments typically involve soil and/or trunk injections. These injections go straight into the tree’s tissue so that the tree can spread the treatment to its canopy. Treatments are meant to target the larvae within the tree so that they won’t tunnel through the tree, wreaking havoc and causing mass destruction. Treatment services could vary depending on the situation with the tree. We work diligently to do everything we can to save your tree when it has been attacked by emerald ash borers.
Contact Us Today
American Tree & Lawn Services is operated by a licensed and certified arborist in Sidney and surrounding locations in Ohio. We offer services to many cities, including Dayton and Columbus, and we strive to provide the best service available. Give us a call today or fill out our online contact form. We will get you started with a free estimate and have you working with our experienced and professional staff in no time.