In Indiana, Ash trees are common targets of an invasive and destructive metallic-green beetle known as the Emerald Ash Borer. Nationwide, these ravenous beetles are responsible for the destruction of over fifty million Ash trees. To make matters worse, Emerald Ash Borer infestations have a growth rate of over 5,000% per year. This means you must act fast as soon as you notice signs of these invasive beetles.
The most distinctive sign of an Emerald Ash Borer infestation is the presence of “S” and/or “D” shapedholes in the bark. The most common symptoms include crown dieback, splitting bark, increase in woodpecker activity, and epicormics sprouting. If your trees are infested with these destructive beetles, you have various options for rehabilitation. The most effective options are insecticide treatments or tree removal. Here at Timberland Tree Care, we offer workable solutions for both residential and commercial properties in Indianapolis and its surrounding areas.
Because several signs and symptoms of Emerald Ash Borer outbreaks are similar to other tree illnesses and pests, it is best to consult a professional tree care specialist to learn for sure whether or not your Ash trees are infested. Contact us today at 317-348-0811 to request free information about Emerald Ash Borer problems, and to schedule a complimentary tree assessment.