The little green menace has now been found in Greater Kansas City! The second question is more difficult for me to answer without going into tree and leaf biology, I would simply say in that case property owners should contact a certified arborist to assess the species and condition of their trees and recommend a treatment plan, if necessary, to prevent costly tree removals in the future.
In addition to Missouri, the emerald ash borer has been found in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin as well as the provinces of Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec in Canada.
There are thought to be as many as sixty-five different species of ash tree growing across America, from the white, black, blue, and green ash of the Eastern United States to the Mexican, Texas, Arizona, and Oregon ash species of the West and Southwest.
Douglas County EAB Find Background - On September 30, 2015, six emerald ash borer larva were found when a girdled trap tree was peeled at the protect ash tree against emerald ash borer in kansas city old elementary school at Elm Street and 14th St. in Eudora by the Kansas Department of Agriculture in cooperation with the city of Eudora.
If you are a lover of ash trees, have them on your property, noticed signs of distress in your ash population, or simply want more information on this topic, keep reading to learn how to identify and eradicate this invasive species in your neck of the woods.
Call Custom Lawn and Landscape in Olathe today and make sure your ash trees survive and thrive despite the Emerald Ash Borers. Among many other benefits, urban trees reduce air and noise pollution, increase property value, help reduce stress, provide wildlife habitat, and add beauty to a community.
If you have ash trees on your property, you need to protect them. Without living ash trees this moth will become extinct because that is the only plant its caterpillars are designed to eat. EAB attacks and kills both stressed and healthy ash trees and is so aggressive that trees typically die within two to four years after becoming infested.