Emerald Ash Borer

Treating for Emerald Ash Borer in Southern Ontario

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a small, slender metallic green beetle approximately 8.5 to 13 mm long. Originally from Asia, this invasive pest has no natural predators here in North America and threatens all species of ash trees in Canada and the United States. The EAB has killed millions of ash trees in Southern and Eastern Ontario since it’s 2002 discovery in the Windsor, ON area.

EAB populations have been confirmed throughout Treesape’s service area.  Listed below are some of the significant discoveries that may affect your ash trees.

  • Peterborough County – City of Peterborough and Hiawatha First Nations
  • City of Kawartha Lakes – Town of Lindsay, Oakwood and Balsam Lake
  • Northumberland County – Roseneath and Port Hope

If you live within a 25km radius of these areas infested with EAB, all ash trees on your property are at serious risk of dying unless treated with an effective pesticide.

Subsidies are available to City of Peterborough home and property owners to treat their ash trees against the Emerald Ash Borer.

“I have an Ash tree, what should I do?”

First, confirm that the tree you are concerned about is, in fact, a true Ash tree.

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) only attacks true Ash trees (Fraxinus spp.)

  • Medium to large tree
  • Compound leaves, typically 7-9 leaflets
  • Paddle-shaped seeds

Mountain Ash tree (Sorbus spp.) are NOT true Ash trees.

  • Small trees or bushes
  • Compound leaves, typically 13-17 leaflets
  • Clusters of red/orange berries in the fall

For further assistance with ash ID visit Leafsnap and search “Fraxinus”

 

Next, determine the size of your Ash tree.  Measure the diameter of your tree at a height of 4.5 feet from the ground.

Finally, send your tree details to EAB@treescapecanada.ca and we will provide a free estimate to protect your tree for 2 years with a TreeAzin™ injection.

 

“What is TreeAzin™?”

TreeAzin™ is an effective remedial or preventative measure in combating EAB.  It is a Bio-pesticide derived from Neem Tree extracts.  Once injected under a tree’s bark, TreeAzin™ moves through the tree killing EAB larvae that are feeding on the tree’s tissues.  It also effectively reduces the fertility and egg viability of feeding adult females.

 “How can I learn more about EAB?”

The following are some great web links to help you better understand Emerald Ash Borer.

Click on any of the following images for more useful information to help you protect your ash trees against EAB.

Emerald Ash Borer 101

EAB factsheet_001EAB - visual guide_coverAsh Tree Identification

 

 

 

 

 

 

Treescape has assisted hundred’s of invested home owners and numerous commercial, public and municipal clients in developing and executing effective treatment strategies to guard against the threat of the EAB. Some of these dedicated customers include:

  • Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board
  • Peterborough Co-op Homes
  • Kawartha Golf & Country Club
  • Durham District School Board
  • Town of Port Hope
  • City of Oshawa
  • Town of Ajax
  • City of Pickering
  • Town of Newmarket
  • City of Kingston