What is the Emerald Ash Borer?
The Emerald Ash Borer is a small green insect that measures about 1/2" long. It is native to Asia and is considered an invasive species in Indiana. The Emerald Ash Borer will feed off the tree and slowly destroy it.
The branches of your tree will become very weak and hollow due to the damage down by the burrowing of the insect. This will make them susceptible to breakage at any time. Storms or high winds could cause damage to your property.
Where can I go to get more information?
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What are the signs that my ash tree has been infested?
An affected tree will show signs of infestiation through split bark, thinning out of the canaopy starting with the top 1/3 of the tree. There is often an increase in woodpecker damage as well.
What can I do if my tree is infected?
While there are claims that certain insecticides can eradicate an emerald ash borer infestation, Glovier's Tree Service does not deal in these chemicals. In most cases it is too late to save a tree once the infestation has been noted and it can be a very expensive process. We can trim the dead branches as the death of the tree progresses, but the tree will eventually have to be cut down. We properly dispose of the wood in an effort to prevent further infestation.
What are the dangers of leaving an affected tree alone?