Ash trees throughout Canada are under threat, not from loggers or wildfires, but from a highly invasive and insidious predator. The emerald ash borer (EAB) has launched a massive invasion of Canada and if something isn’t done soon, it may be too late to save our beautiful trees.
Whether you are a flora lover or not, living in Northern America you would definitely notice how beautiful the streets get once the Ash tree leaves turn to yellow and purplish colour. They can be found in the streets and widely spread forests of the US and Canada.
Emerald Ash Borer is a small green beetle that is creating huge problems for Guelph trees. It originates in China and it was introduced to Canada via wooden pallets. After it was introduced, it quickly became a large-scale problem for trees and governments across southern Ontario. Since it came to Guelph, Emerald Ash Borer has been wreaking havoc and while the city authorities have an action plan in place for all the trees in public areas, if you happen to spot an issue with your trees, you need to educate yourself about the best treatment options available.
For an area like Guelph, which was once dominated by woodlands and wetlands, the invasion of an Asian pest can be crippling for its native trees. As its name suggests, the Emerald Ash borer is an insect that specifically preys on various sub-species of ash tree. Some of the most common indigenous species of ash are the Black and White Ash trees, although Guelph also has other rarer species, such as the Blue and Green Ashes. Unfortunately, none of these species are safe from the threat of the Emerald Ash borer in Guelph.
All nature lovers hold a special place in their hearts for trees and Waterloo residents are no different, they love nature and the outdoors! Even though there is affection and love for all trees, the trees that are standing in our own yards have a special place in our hearts. It’s one of the hallmarks of what makes a house a home, so we want our trees standing tall and strong for generations to come. But trees can encounter problems that even the highly knowledgeable gardening enthusiasts cannot solve, and they need to call a professional arborist. Naturally you want the best possible care for your trees so consider these factors when looking to hire an arborist:
The Emerald Ash Borer is a beetle that is native to Asia and was first detected in North America in 2002. Even though it probably arrived on the continent a good decade earlier, it has proven to be incredibly destructive in its new environment. It has caused considerable ecological and economic harm since its arrival and has continued to spread into new areas without stopping, killing tens of millions of ash trees in the process.
Native to Asia, the Emerald Ash Borer is a forest pest that has done irreparable damage to millions of Ash trees throughout the Great Lakes region, making a significant impact in the majority of south-western Ontario. It poses a major environmental and economic threat; one that has warranted concern throughout the country and continent. Keep reading to know more about this dangerous pest and how to properly identify it.