Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer is a half-inch long beetle that chews its way into ash trees, which are estimated to make up 7% of all trees in New York State. The destructive beetle was first spotted in Michigan in 2002 and since then has moved outward in every direction, including east, destroying millions of ash trees along the way.

Emerald Ash Borer in Western New York
Locally, 16 counties, including Erie and Niagara, are on the quarantine list and the insect has been confirmed in seven Western New York counties:
• Cattaraugus
• Genesee
• Greene
• Livingston
• Monroe
• Steuben
• Ulster
The movement of untreated firewood and other wood products is a direct pathway by which the emerald ash borer infects new areas. Once infected, the insect can kill an ash tree in 12 to 18 months and there are no external signs, except to the trained eye.

So what can you do to protect your ash trees?
Turn to Napier and Sons. Not only can we help protect your ash trees from the destructive emerald ash borer, but we can also treat them if they’ve already become infected.

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Napier and Sons, Inc. • 517 Brighton Road • Tonawanda, New York 14150 • phone (716) 832-9000 • fax (716) 832-2030 • info@napierandsons.com