This emerald, metallic- looking beetle has become a nightmare for Ash Trees all over the United States. The beetle originated in Eastern Russia, Northern China, Japan, and Korea. By accident, it arrived in the United States stowed away on cargo imported from Asia. The Emerald Ash Borer causes ash trees to lose 30-50% of their canopy after 2 years of infestation, and death within 3-4 years.
So how can you save your ash tree from this pest? First, you have to save your tree by getting it treated. Ash trees get treated through injections into the trunk close to the ground. After your tree has been treated effectively, then National Band & Tag comes in.
We sell tree tags that can be used as identification for the trees that have been treated. These tags come in a variety of shapes and sizes but are nailed into the tree, usually at eye level to ensure they can be seen and are stable. If you have an Ash tree that you think might be infected, please get it tested and treated to help stop the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer!