Identify Your Ash Tree(s). Unsure if you have an ash tree? Ash trees have branches and leaves with 7 to 9 eye-shaped leaflets that grow opposite each other. Each compound leaf has a terminal leaflet.
Make the Break. Healthy tree limbs break in the middle while EAB-infested trees have branches that break close to the trunk. After damaging storms, check where your ash tree limbs are breaking. If branches are breaking near the trunk, seek an EAB consultation immediately. Also, look for splitting bark, broken twigs and branches, a thinning tree canopy, and woodpecker injury.
Treat . If you spot these early symptoms of emerald ash borer, take action today! Or if EAB is in your area, take advantage of Davey’s complimentary ash tree inspection. Treatment of EAB may be much more cost-effective than having to remove a tree later.