Tracking Emerald Ash Borer
Well, it has been almost 2 years since Emerald Ash Borer was discovered in Parkville, MO. Where are we at now? The bad news is that it shows no signs of slowing down. Since January, I have personally found three confirmed infestations from North Overland Park to the far southern reaches of Johnson County. Hold on to your hat everyone…it’s going to be a long, painful ride! While there have been many publications and differing opinions about EAB, the basic facts remain the same.
- It only attacks Ash trees (There has been some evidence that it will attack Fringetrees, but the research is unproven at best)
- It has no known natural enemy in North America
- Signs that a tree is infected include small “D” shaped exit holes in the bark, thinning canopy, volunteers or watersprouts at the base of the tree and increased woodpecker activity.
- TREES CAN BE TREATED EFFECTIVELY!!! Removal is not always the best remedy. Treatment is effective and has substantial value.
Please call us if you have Ash trees and are interested in treating them.