Threat of Emerald Ash Borers to Area Trees
Jun 28, 2017 06:23AM
Unless residents are proactive in protecting ash trees from damage caused by EAB, scientists predict that nearly all ash trees in Montgomery County, alone, will die within the next 10 years. Treatment is effective and treating ash trees in the early stages of EAB infestation can minimize damage, allow for recovery and prolong their life.
It is possible to do advance treatment if trees are not yet showing signs of EAB-related damage. If trees have an early stage EAB infection, treatment is the best way to save the tree. However, if trees have an advance EAB infection or if the tree is dead, a tree expert can help determine if the tree is hazardous and at risk of falling. It is also important to prevent the EAB from spreading to other trees.