Dead & Dying Ash TreesEmerald ash borer

 

 

 

 

 

Emerald Ash Borers

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) – Emerald Ash Borers are exotic beetles that have been wreaking havoc in the Midwest region since 2002, primarily in Michigan but have now found their way to Illinois. The adult beetles are a slender, elongated insect about 1/3 – 1/2 inch long and nibble on ash foliage but cause little damage. However, the larvae feed on the inner bark of ash trees, disrupting the tree’s ability to transport water and nutrients. Without intervention these very destructive insects will disrupt the tree’s circulatory system and cause the premature death of the infected trees due to the loss of water and nutrient flow throughout the tree. These pests can only be controlled by a systemic insecticide injected directly into the base of the tree using an Arborjet pump system. These injections can be done throughout the year whenever the need arises.