Ash tree infestation

Asked May 6, 2015, 7:16 PM EDT

i have an ash tree that is infested with small green inch worms. What does this mean and how can I get rid of them

Johnson County Kansas ash trees sawfly larvae

1 Response

these are most likely ash sawfly larva. The are common in the Wichita area now. They will not significantly hurt the tree and treatment is not usually warranted. A treatment of permethrin would work.
For local assistance, contact Dennis Patton at the Johnson County Extension Office dpatton@ksu.edu