Ash Borer Disease
A Touch Of Class Tree Service, Denver Colorado
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) beetle causes the aptly named, Ash Borer Disease. While relatively new to the state of Colorado, it’s a pest that is very concerning to state officials in the Colorado Department of Agriculture. The Emerald Ash Borer is to ash trees what the Mountain Pine Beetles are to pine trees in the Rocky Mountain Region, total devastation.
If you find cream-colored larvae or metallic green adult beetles, similar in size to a grain of cooked rice, your ash trees may be infested, and you will need the help of a professional tree service company. If you call A Touch of Class Tree Service, we’ll do everything we can to save the trees that have been impacted.
Beyond finding these pests, here are a few symptoms of a tree infested with Ash Borer Disease:
- Sparse leaves and dead branches in the upper tree canopy
- Tree bark that’s split vertically, often revealing S-shaped tunnels
- Excessive sprouting at the base or lower areas of the tree trunk
- A sudden influx of woodpeckers which feed on EAB larvae
- Feeding damage to leaves and D-shaped holes from bark exits