Hyde Park Est. 1909, A Donald Ross Design

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Emerald Ash Borer Update

A few questions have have been asked of late about the status of the Emerald Ash Borer.

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) continues to be the most devastating insect to invade the North American landscape destroying millions of Ash trees and having an economic impact in the billions. This pest will continue to harm the North American landscape for many years.

The impact from (EAB) to the landscape at HP has been limited because there were not many planted over the years. Since 2004, 30 ash trees have been removed and I estimate less then 30 mainly in wooded areas will have to be removed.

Many private owners, municipalities and agency's have focused on removal, quarantines and limited treatments to save the trees. Because the early infestations of EAB were unrecognizable until damage occurred, insecticide treatments were unsuccessful because the trees were damaged severely.

For more information on the EAB please look at the following link:

http://www.agri.ohio.gov/eab/

Please call or email me if there are any questions

Thank-you

Pat O'Brien

Grounds Supeintendent

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