Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)
Effective and Professional EAB Treatment
Tens of millions of ash trees have died due to a small Asian beetle known as the Emerald Ash Borer. The Emerald Ash Borer is a well-known and devastating pest to ash trees in 34 states and continues to kill these beautiful trees. Monster Tree Service, however, can provide preventative treatments for healthy trees and can help alleviate a tree of an active infestation within certain ranges.
Thankfully, there are both signs that reveal the presence of the EAB and treatments that keep it from killing your ash trees. These treatments are scientifically-sound and application methods are environmentally friendly. The expert arborists at Monster Tree Service can help protect your trees from these predatory insects, so contact Monster Tree today.
How Do I Know If My Tree Has an Emerald Ash Borer Infestation?
The signs of an Emerald Ash Borer infestation can be clear, but homeowners have to be vigilant. Emerald Ash Borer live and feed underneath the outer bark layer, choking the tree of its vital nutrients and water. Regularly check your bark for most of the signs (see below), but also take a step back and look at your tallest branches. Are a large number of them dying? Are there “bald spots” where leaves have stopped growing?
The signs of an Emerald Ash Borer infestation include:
- D-shaped holes in the outer bark
- Excessive “flecking” from woodpeckers
- Dead branches in the upper canopy
- Loss of leaves in the topmost branches
Be sure to keep an eye out for the D-shaped holes. These holes are how Emerald Ash Borer larvae (the deadly stage of the EAB for ash trees) eventually emerge as adult beetles. Woodpecker flecking is also an indicator that there are excessive amounts of insects in your tree. The birds themselves are not an issue—it’s what they’re finding that makes them such a troubling sign.
Why Choose Monster Tree Service?
Monster Tree Service is the premier choice tree service company in North America because each of our independently owned locations are passionate about protecting trees. Everything Monster Tree does is designed to make tree care accessible and simple for as many homeowners as possible—that’s why each location offers such competitive prices for our high-level service quality.
Clients choose Monster Tree time and again because each location provides:
- State-of-the-art equipment
- Free assessments and quotes
- Honest, upfront prices
- Professional plant and tree care
- Expert-level insight and certified knowledge
Our Emerald Ash Borer treatments are scientifically-based, and the experienced tree healthcare specialists at each Monster Tree location know precisely how to handle infestations of all kinds. Monster Tree knows the best way to prepare and protect your trees without impacting the rest of your yard, making our treatments both safe and environmentally-friendly. Don’t wait to call—let Monster Tree protect your trees today.