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Emerald Ash Borer

The Emerald Ash Borer has been found in Saginaw, Midland and Bay City

About The Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, is an exotic beetle that was discovered in southeastern Michigan near Detroit in the summer of 2002. The adult beetles nibble on ash foliage but cause little damage. The larvae (the immature stage) feed on the inner bark of ash trees, disrupting the tree’s ability to transport water and nutrients. Emerald ash borer probably arrived in the United States on solid wood packing material carried in cargo ships or airplanes originating in its native Asia. Emerald ash borer is also established in Windsor, Ontario, was found in Ohio in 2003, northern Indiana in 2004, northern Illinois and Maryland in 2006, western Pennsylvania and West Virginia in 2007, Wisconsin, Missouri and Virginia in summer 2008, Minnesota, New York, Kentucky in the spring of 2009, Iowa in spring of 2010, and Tennessee in the summer of 2010.

What the Emerald Ash Borer has Done

  • Killed tens of millions of ash trees in southeastern Michigan alone, with tens of millions more lost in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Quebec, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
  • Caused regulatory agencies and the USDA to enforce quarantines (Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, New York, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Kentucky) and fines to prevent potentially infested ash trees, logs or hardwood firewood from moving out of areas where Emerald Ash Borer occurs.
  • Cost municipalities, property owners, nursery operators and forest products industries tens of millions of dollars.
  • Emerald Ash Borer Treatment

    By injecting your trees each Spring, we can prevent the Emerald Ash Borer from killing your trees. If your tree is already infested, but the damage is not too extensive, there are some options that may save your tree. Emamectin has been tested by Michigan State University researchers and found to protect ash trees with 99 to 100% kill rate on Emerald Ash borer adults and larvae. All tests to date confirm the superiority of this chemical over all others.

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