Emerald Ash Borer Early Detection Guide

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Early Warning Signs + Detection

Early treatment is more effective, less invasive and less costly with a higher survival rate.

Emerald ash borer (EAB) can wipe out a local tree canopy in just a few years. We've discovered a new way to detect EAB infestation during the first year (a year earlier than previously possible) by examining the subtle changes in the way branches crack and break while the tree still appears healthy.

3 Early Signs of EAB

  1. More breakage at the top of the tree, difficult to see from the ground.
  2. Visible cracks on the tree's lowest southwest branches
  3. Branches break close to the trunk instead of mid-point.

Benefits of Early Detection During the First Year

  1. Early treatment = higher survival rate
  2. Reduces risk for climbing arborist
  3. Less invasive options available
  4. Saves canopies enhancing quality of life

Concerned that your ash trees may be infested with EAB? Request an inspection by a certified arborist immediately and download the PDF below for more information.

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