It may have been a long, harsh winter, but the Emerald Ash Borer is a survivor. Not every lawn care company provides tree care too, but Buffalo Lawn and Landscape does. First a review of the Emerald Ash Borer.
What is the Ash Borer?
- The Emerald Ash Borer is a beetle from Asia and Eastern Russian and so in America it is an invasive species.
- It was discovered in America in Michigan of 2002.
- It’s host is, as the name implies Ash trees: green ash, white ash and blue ash.
- The larvae are what cause the damage as they eat tunnels under the back as they grow and cut off nutrients to the tree.
- A single Ash Beetle can lay up between 40-70 and 200 eggs, depending on how long they live.
- Once the egg hatches it eats its way into the tree where it lives for between 400-5– and 1000 days on the tree, contributing to its death.
- The larvae transform into the mature beetle inside the tree and bores it’s way out, leaving a hole.
- The beetle lives on Ash trees for just one week before breeding and starting the cycle over.
- It is now found in 22 states.
- If sprayed right after the eggs hatch, there is a good chance of stopping a full blown infection spreading to your tree.
Buffalo Lawn and Landscape can treat your ash tree and we’ll make all attempts to save your specimen ash tree. Call 716.247.4738 for a free estimate. We will continue our discussion of this important topic on our next blog. be sure to check back!