EMERALD ASH BORER MOVES INTO STARK COUNTY OHIO
Hills and Dales, OH
Since its discovery in Michigan in 2002 Emerald Ash Borer has continued to spread further throughout the Midwest. With the number of Ash trees in the Hills and Dales area homeowners are going to see a drastic change in the tree canopy of the area. Although there are Emerald Ash Borer control treatments that homeowners can use to save individual trees many forest and roadside trees are going to be killed by this invasive borer.
There are several future risks associated with the number of dead Ash trees that are going to be around the Hills and Dales area. Fallen Ash tree branches could injure people and pets and damage homes, garages, and automobiles. Dead Ash trees near phone, cable, or power lines could disrupt communications and cause power outages.
There are several clues that indicate your Ash tree is under attack from Emerald Ash Borer:
* Dead or dying tree branches in the upper canopy of an Ash tree
* Stunted Ash tree leaf size
* D-shaped exit holes on tree branches or the tree trunk
* Splits in the bark of Ash trees
* Shoots sprouting from the trunk or base of an Ash tree
* Woodpeckers peeling off tree bark to get a Emerald Ash Borer larva
Hills and Dales homeowners with Ash trees have two options. Emerald Ash Borer treatments are available to save an Ash tree. Tree services can apply Emerald Ash Borer treatments by tree spraying, soil insecticide injections, or tree trunk injections. Some treatments give up to two years of protection from Emerald Ash Borer. The second option is Ash tree removal.
If you decide not to do anything, and hope Emerald Ash Borer won’t find your Ash tree, you will be disappointed. This is an aggressive borer that attacks stressed and healthy Ash trees. It’s also important to note that by the time you see signs of Emerald Ash Borer in your tree it means the insect has already been in your tree for at least a year. If you want to save your Ash tree from Emerald Ash Borer you should contact a tree service in the Hills and Dales area sooner rather than later. Otherwise, you can be assured that you’ll need to find a tree service to remove your Ash tree.