The USDA Animal & Plant Health and Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed that the Emerald Ash Borer is in Vermont. This destructive beetle begins as larvae under the bark of ash trees where they feed on the inner bark tissue. Once infested, ash trees rapidly decline and are killed in 3-5 years.
This is concerning and will become even more concerning as EAB spreads in Vermont.
If you have Ash trees on your property you would like to save (or aren’t sure if the trees you have are Ash) call or email Denise and we’ll discuss prevention options to save them.
We urge you to take this matter seriously and consider treating your Ash trees.
A final note to mention: Please do not transport any out of state firewood to your home in Vermont, as this is one way the beetle has traveled on its destructive path.