Discovered May 2009 in St. Paul near the U of M St. Paul Campus
Discovered Spring 2010 near Prospect Park in SE Minneapolis
Discovered April 2011 on West River Parkway in Minneapolis
Discovered August 2012 on Fort Snelling Golf Course in Minneapolis
Emerald ash borer (EAB) is a wood boring insect native to eastern Asia that feeds on tissues under the bark of ash trees. Because EAB is not native to this area, our ash trees do not have natural defenses for this insect and will die if not treated preventatively.
Early detection of an EAB infestation is difficult. Decline, branch dieback, trunk sprouts, small, 3-5 mm “D” shaped exit holes, and other symptoms usually show up the second or third year of the infestation. For this reason, preventative treatment for EAB is most effective though therapeutic treatment can be effective if EAB is diagnosed early. Treatment options for EAB include soil and trunk injected applications.
Shadywood Tree Experts is in a unique position to offer all possible options concerning EAB, preventative and therapeutic treatments to removal. Call us today to set up a consultation with one of our ISA Certified Arborists to discuss your options.