Emerald Ash Borers have been a danger to ash trees all over the United States since 2002. It is believed this invasive species came to the U.S. on wood crates and packing materials from Asia. Since then, these wood borers have been found in thirty two states, requiring quarantines in an attempt to prevent the death of more ash trees. If you have ash trees on your property, contact us at 817-882-6499 for more information about emerald ash borer treatment in Fort Worth, TX.
What are the symptoms of Emerald Ash Borers?
You’ll notice signs of an Emerald Ash Borer infestation if the tree begins to suffer from dieback starting at the top of the tree, leaf loss, and D-shaped holes in the trunk of the tree where fully-grown borers exit the tree.
How is the Emerald Ash Borer spread?
The quickest way these pests have been spread is through the transport of firewood, nursery trees, wood chips, or logs that have been infected. It is because of this that many states have quarantined ash tree products from being moved over county and state lines to prevent the spread.
Do Emerald Ash Borers attack other trees?
No, current studies show that these beetles only invade true ash trees including the green ash, white ash, and black ash. They do not attack mountain ash trees.
Emerald Ash Borers in Texas
Currently, Fort Worth is not considered an active area for Emerald Ash Borers. If you are interested in planting ash trees on your property, you might consider mountain ash which is not susceptible to these pests. If you need assistance with selecting plants, we can help you find the best trees for your property!
If you do have an ash tree that you believe may be damaged by borers, contact us right away. These borers can do a lot of damage in a short amount of time and severely damaged trees may not survive past two years after becoming infested. Preventative measures can be taken to help the tree recover and deter any further damage being done.
We provide Emerald Ash Borer treatment in Fort Worth, TX. Our goal is to help in the prevention and control of infestations of Emerald Ash Borers among other native wood borers. Our arborist can do full Tree Health Assessments to ensure that all of your trees are in stable condition. If you would like your trees checked for a possible infestation or assistance with general care, call our arborist at 817-882-6499 today!