The Emerald Ash Borer is a non-native species invading Kentucky’s forests. Protect Your Trees Today!
Likely brought to the US in a shipping container, the Emerald Ash Borer is an Asian beetle that kills untreated Ash trees of all types within 5 years of first contact. However, with proper care ash trees can be made resistant to this damaging beetle.
Are My Ash Trees Susceptible?
Absolutely! The Emerald Ash Borer has unfortunately made its way to Kentucky. Most native ash trees, if left untreated, will die. This is a very unfortunate problem and one that is not being taken lightly. Even The University of Kentucky is working to solve this problem.
Is it a problem on your property? The University of Kentucky has a comprehensive article that shows you how to tell if your ash trees are affected.
How Safe Is Treating My Trees?
Ash trees can be protected by use of insecticides. These insecticides kill the beetles. They are absorbed by the tree, and are systemic (meaning they spread throughout the tree). They are therefore not generally spreading to
other plants or having an effect on other wildlife. For more information about insecticide use for ash trees, please reference EmeraldAshBorer.com.
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