Tag Archive | Emerald Ash Borer

Stock Up On Firewood, Not Insects

You’d be surprised at what’s lurking in your firewood. It won’t be a pleasant surprise, however, if these hitchhikers turn out to be one of the increasing number of invasive pests that have been assaulting our trees. Most of these insects “sneak” into the country by hiding in the packing material of shipments from foreign […]

Still Time To Protect Your Ash Tree(s)

Even though we’re past the mid-point in September, there’s still time to protect your valuable ash trees. Our battle against the emerald ash borer (EAB) doesn’t stop just because we’ve passed the unofficial end of summer. Although trees can be treated until the ground freezes, it’s best if you have them taken care of as […]

The Future of Your Ash Tree

Soon the tiny, metallic green emerald ash borers (EAB) will make their annual appearance. Seeing these tiny insects is rare because of their size. Their sole purpose is to mate so a new generation of larvae can continue the damage the adults began last year. And, they do this dastardly deed high up in the […]

Now Is A Great Time To Protect Your Ash Trees

Last week I explained how the emerald ash borer (EAB) made its way to our area and how you can keep more from arriving. Today, I’m going to tell you how to protect your own trees from attack and how to treat them if they’re already hosting this insidious pest. We can apply a preventive […]

Be Careful When You Buy Firewood For Winter

A wood-burning stove or fireplace can keep you cozy and warm. But if you aren’t careful where you buy your firewood, that coziness could come at a tremendous cost – the death of your valuable trees. The fastest way to spread tree insects and diseases is by moving firewood from one place to another. It […]

EAB Exposure Risk Increases In Summer

As the summer tourism season gets into full swing, don’t be an unwitting spreader of the “Green Menace” known as the emerald ash borer (EAB). This pest is now in 21 states and two Canadian provinces. This means you have an excellent chance of encountering EAB, especially if you’re camping or doing something near forests […]

Emerald Ash Borer Scourging Rochester Area

If you have an ash tree in your yard that’s still alive, you need to take action now to save it from the dreaded emerald ash borer (EAB). I raised this warning here about a month ago, but read on and you’ll see why I am raising it again. I’ve visited Michigan, where this pest […]