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Does Your Ash Tree Look Like This?

Emerald Ash Borer

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  1. Ash Tree
    Ash Tree
    Woodpecker Blonding From Emerald Ash Borer Infestation -
  2. Ash Tree
    Ash Tree
    No Blonding

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been moving through our area and wiping out the Ash trees.
Not much larger than a grain of rice this tiny beetle packs a huge punch!

The 'blonding' or bark flecking is a telltale sign that the ash tree has EAB eating at the cambium or sap wood.  The blonding is a result of wood peckers going after the EAB larvae. 

Under the bark the trails and tunnels of the EAB larvae can be found, showing the distruction that this pest can cause in a short time.

If you have an Ash tree on your property you should visually inspect the bark for small 'D' shaped emergence holes left by the adult borers, any blonding of the bark, or canopy die back.  If you can tell the tree is declining it will be going fast.