Insects Eating Trees

How many DEAD, DISEASED or OVERGROWN TREES are on your property – caused by these 2 Asian Insects?

The Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus Planipennis Fairmaire) is only ½” long. It is a metallic green beetle originally from Asia that can be found in every county in Pennsylvania since it started killing trees in 2007. The larval stage of this beetle has killed hundreds of millions of ash trees already and is a serious threat to the remaining 308,000,000 trees in this state.

• Larvae feed mostly on ash trees under the bark, killing them in 3-5 Years.
• Trees affected: Pumpkin Ash, Green Ash, Black Ash, Blue Ash, and White Fringe Trees
Signs & symptoms of the Emerald Ash Bore are: Upper crown dieback, epicormic branching, bark splits, bark flaking, tissue damage resulting from woodpecker predation, and D & S shaped markings

This insect is being very destructive. The Spotted Lanternfly, which is from Asia entered the United States in 2012, eats trees, grapes, hops, vegetable plants, flowers, and almost any plant in their path. Although they do not bite or sting, they can swarm people, making it difficult to be outside in infested areas.

What trees do Spotted Lanternflies destroy? They will feed on more than 70 plant species, including valuable food & lumber crops such as grapes, orchard fruits, nut trees, oak, maple, and hops.

Contact us today about removing dead, diseased or overgrown trees from your property!