Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a non-native insect pest that poses a serious threat to the health and preservation of New Jersey's ash tree population. Its presence has now been identified in at least 15 counties, leading New Jersey's Department of Agriculture to declare all ash trees in the state to be at high risk for EAB infestation. 

Ash Borer
Life Cycle
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Adult Emerald
Ash Borer
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Vascular Tree Damage from EAB Larvae
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What to look for:

- Canopy dieback. If not treated, this will eventually affect the entire tree.

- Bark flecking

- Woodpecker marks

- D-shaped exit holes in bark

- Excessive sprouting from lower trunk of the tree

If your ash trees have never been treated for Emerald Ash Borer, we recommend a trunk injection using a special systemic insecticide that can be applied throughout the growing season.

 

Even if your ash trees still look healthy, have them inspected today before it's too late. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our certified Arborists.