On a recent trip back to my hometown of Bothwell, ON (near Chatham), we were shocked to see the devastation that the Emerald Ash Borer has had on the forests. Ash trees make up a large percentage of the Carolinian forests in southern Ontario and it is now very easy to pick them out. As you can see from the photo…. they are all dead.
Emerald Ash Borer is not just a Southern Ontario problem anymore. EAB has been confirmed as close as the City of Peterborough. The spread will increase with the recent broadening of the restricted zone, allowing little control over the movement of EAB infested wood.
The Kawartha region still has the chance to be proactive before the infestation takes hold. I often hear homeowners say, “maybe my ash tree will not be effected”. This might have been true for the Dutch Elm disease, which as a disease did not effect all Elm trees the same. Emerald Ash Borer is a pest and as long as there are ash trees, the beetle and its larvae will destroy them.
Learn more about EAB, and what you can do, from this factsheet-> Emerald Ash Borer
Logan Tree Experts promotes protecting your beloved ash trees with an injection of TreeAzin, a biological insecticide. We have been helping our clients protect their trees all summer and can continue to apply TreeAzin until August 30th. If you are interested in learning more, contact our Tree Health Care Specialist at releaf(at)logantreeexperts.com to schedule an assessment and free quote.