The Emerald Ash Borer Beetle
The emerald ash borer, a metallic green beetle from Asia, has devastated Ohio’s native ash trees over the past decade, killing millions of trees. The emerald ash borer beetle has no known natural predator, and ash species in North America have no defense against it. If left alone, there is nothing to prevent these beetles from burrowing into every ash tree in North America, causing certain death in 3-5 years.
Many trees can be saved with insecticide treatments, which are injections that take place every 2-3 years and have proved to ward off the beetle. Treating a tree is environmentally safe and generally a more cost-effective measure than cutting it down.
Scientific studies have shown that healthy landscape trees typically increase property values, provide shade, and contribute the quality of life in neighborhoods. Our goal is to help these trees survive.