What is the Emerald Ash Borer?

You want the trees on your property to grow healthy and strong and provide beauty and shade on your property for decades to come. But if you have an emerald ash borer infestation, this may not happen. And beyond this, your trees may struggle to maintain their vitality and beauty.

What is the Emerald Ash Borer?

In the Collingwood, Ontario area, the emerald ash borer has become an increasingly troublesome insect that is impacting trees throughout our community over the past few years. If you have never heard of the emerald ash borer before, it is a type of beetle that will eat the live wood within ash trees. Here’s how this happens:

  • An adult emerald ash borer will lay eggs under the bark of an ash tree
  • The eggs will hatch
  • The larvae will start to eat the part of the tree known as the conductive tissue

The conductive tissue is an important part of any tree because it functions as the main way nutrients and water move through the tree. Without a conductive system that is healthy and functional, the affected tree will eventually die and need to be removed.

Luckily, treating trees with an emerald ash borer infestation is effective and simple. When we come and help with this process, we will inject the affected trees with a product specifically formulated to eliminate the emerald ash borer. For more information or to learn more about why emerald ash borers are such a threat to your property’s trees, contact us today.