Posted February 28, 2018 by Dan Fauni
Here at Liberty Tree & Landscape Management, our experienced team provides not only a vast array of fertilizing services to property owners in Philadelphia, PA, but also a plethora of environmentally-sustainable treatments that protect against invasive insects and potential disease, including the Emerald Ash Borer.
What’s the Big Deal?
The adult beetles merely nibble on foliage, causing minimal harm. It’s when this pesky beetle species lays its eggs in ash trees is when the real damage is done. When they hatch, the larvae then eat away at the tree’s vital tissues. They feed on the inner bark, preventing the tree of transporting water and nutrients properly, in turn, killing it.
The Emerald Ash Borer is responsible for the deaths of millions of ash trees nationwide, which critically threatens the region’s fragile ecosystem. In fact, regulatory agencies like the United States Department of Agriculture must enforce quarantines and administer fines to prevent infestations from worsening.
What Do I Do?
Fortunately, our licensed experts at Liberty Tree & Landscape Management offer preventative measures that can not only protect your trees from these troublesome beetles, but they can also save your trees if they just recently became infected. The treatments we administer will protect your trees upwards of an entire year.
Proactive preventive care is vital if you want to defend your plants from bugs and the diseases they potentially may be carrying. If you take a reactive approach with your plants, it may be too late to save them.
Our staff of International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborists uses both non-toxic or low-toxic techniques that safeguard your trees while taking into account the effects those treatments might have on the rest of the environment.
If you want your plant life to remain healthy and have the ability to parry malicious attacks, we encourage you to contact us and schedule a complimentary consultation to learn more without obligation! To ask us about our Emerald Ash Borer control treatment in Chestnut Hill, PA, and other nearby areas, and have one of our expert arborists diagnose your ash trees, call 215-309-8700 or fill out a contact form on our website today!