Emerald Ash Borer

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5343094EAB bugThe emerald ash borer (EAB) is an invasive wood-boring beetle that is killing ash trees in the Twin Cities metro and many other places. All ash trees will eventually die if they are untreated. It is the urban forests’ most serious crisis in modern history. There are millions of trees that have already died, and tens of millions more at risk in our state.

EAB adults are metallic green in color and are about one-half inch long. There are a lot of green bugs out there, and you will likely not see adult beetles until it is too late. Luckily, a trained arborist from Tree Trust Landscape Services will know the signs of EAB and can identify if your tree is infested. EAB can be detected by trees that looked stressed, woodpeckers attacking the bark, suckers in the trees, and S-shaped galleries under the bark, which is where the EAB larvae do their damage.

There are viable solutions to this problem. The trained arborists at Tree Trust Landscape Services know how to prevent a tree from getting EAB, or may be able to save your infested tree if the infestation is caught early enough. Treatment products are safe and effective, and when applied by Tree Trust Landscape Services trained professionals, are guaranteed to work.

Don’t let EAB impact your property. Actively care for the trees that provide benefits to you. They are a worthwhile investment.