I imagine many of you know about Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and its subsequent devastation to ash trees in Michigan. EAB is an exotic insect native to Asia that attacks ash
trees. In its larval stage, EAB feeds undetected under the bark of ash trees, disrupting water and nutrient flow – ultimately killing the trees in three to four years. First discovered in 2002, EAB is responsible for the death or damage of approximately 50 million ash trees in Michigan and surrounding states.
How We Can Help
Follow this decision guide:
- Should you keep your ash trees?
- Do your ash trees have EAB?
- Do you want to save your ash trees from EAB?
- Do you know which trees can be saved and which trees should NOT be saved?
- Contact us at (517) 622-2780 for a consultation about your ash trees and whether they should remain or be removed.
Recommended Alternatives to Ash Trees in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula
- Autumn blaze maple
- Trident maple
- Hedge maple
- Miyabe maple
- Norway maple
- Sugar maple
- Red maple
- Shantung maple
- Horse chestnut
- White oak
- Northern pin oak
- Sawtooth oak
- Linden or Basswood
- Elm hybrids
Did You Know?
- How to Identify Ash Trees: http://www.emeraldashborer.info/files/e2942.pdf
- Travelers are urged not to move firewood to prevent the artificial spread of emerald ash borer and other invasive forest pests.
- Scientists have learned much about this insect and methods to protect ash trees. http://www.emeraldashborer.info/files/multistate_EAB_Insecticide_Fact_Sheet.pdf
- If you live in the Lower Peninsula, you no longer need to report EAB. http://www.michigan.gov/mdard/0,4610,7-125-2390_18298—,00.html
- Frigid temperatures may not have killed Emerald Ash Borer http://www.morningstarpublishing.com/articles/2014/01/29/leader_and_kalkaskian/news/doc52e97568b8a77276615765.txt
- Ash borer enemy lands in Boulder: Parasitic wasp may aid fight. http://www.coloradodaily.com/lifestyles/ci_26629759/ash-borer-enemy-lands-boulder-parasitic-wasp-may?source=rss