In this Knoxville Daily Sun article, Nicholas St. Sauveur, from Cortese Tree Specialists, a Davey company, shares how to check if your ash tree has an emerald ash borer infestation. 

Posted: June 05, 2023

Summertime is when we emerge from the cold, get outside, and enjoy the warm sunshine. Unfortunately, we humans aren’t the only ones who feel that way. Starting each May, a destructive pest called the emerald ash borer emerges from beneath the bark to threaten our state’s beautiful and prolific ash trees.Ash tree

The invasive emerald ash borer has been carving a path of destruction across the U.S. since 2002. It was first spotted in Tennessee in 2010 at a truck stop off of I-40 West near Knoxville. Today, the USDA Forest Service and Tennessee Division of Forestry report that over 240 million ash trees statewide are under threat by emerald ash borer.

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