Is this emerald ash borer infestation?

Asked March 8, 2017, 7:52 AM EST

Mature tree displays extensive flecking from woodpeckers. Have not been able to access damaged areas to look for larvae or adult beetles. What are our treatment or other options?

Howard County Maryland invasive eab

1 Response

We can't say for sure from your photo, but we would think that if these are ash trees, they are fully infested and if they aren't dead already, they will be soon.
Unfortunately, there are no treatment options for trees this far gone.

Here is our page on Emerald Ash Borer, with many links to more information: http://www.extension.umd.edu/hgic/invasives/emerald-ash-borer
If dead or dying ash trees are located in areas where their fall would threaten people or properry, they should be removed sooner rather than later as the structural integrity of the wood is badly affected within six months.

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