If you own an ash tree and live in Colorado, an emerald ash borer threatens your tree.
Six Symptoms of Emerald Ash Borer
- Emerald ash borer is a metallic green color. It is approximately a half-inch long with a flat back. There are purple markings beneath the wing covers.
- The larva will be creamy-white with bell-shaped body segments.
- The canopy of the ash tree will die back starting with the top 1/3. Dieback will progress downward, through the whole tree until leaves are bare.
- Sprouts or shoots will grow from the trunk and roots.
- Vertical bark splitting will reveal galleries, which are grooves in the inner bark. This is a record of the boring activity of EAB.
- Increased woodpecker activity.