Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) is an exotic beetle native to Asia. It was first identified in the United States in
June of 2002, in southeastern Michigan, and is presumed to have arrived on ships that used ash wood for stabilizing cargo or for packing and crating materials. Since Emerald Ash Borer
(EAB) was first discovered it has been steadily spreading across the Country, and on March 14, 2012 the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture confirmed that EAB had been detected in
Warrington, Bucks County, putting it within 15 miles of the NJ border. EAB attacks all species of ash trees regardless of tree health, age, or other factors. The larva feed under the bark
damaging the vascular tissues and usually kill infested trees within 2-3 years.
ASGECI offers several treatment options to help protect key trees in the landscape from succumbing to EAB attack.
Although infested trees may survive with treatment, preventative treatment with a systemic insecticide is the most effective for tree protection. Treatment can not only save the trees and
preserve their many benefits but treatment can also avoid the high costs of tree removal.