Emerald Ash Borer Coming to Bucks County, PA

Posted in: News
March 15, 2012

UPDATE: as of March 14th, 2012 presence of the Emerald Ash Borer has been confirmed in Warrington, Bucks County.

The Emerald Ash Borer was discovered in Michigan almost 12 years ago. Since then, it has made its way east, covering the western 2/3 of Pennsylvania.  When this pest finally reaches Bucks County, it will be devastating to Ash trees in wilderness areas and residential landscapes throughout Bucks County.  Native to China, the Emerald Ash Borer most likely made its way to North America in wooden shipping crates and pallets.

Emerald Ash Borer

Traps have been installed throughout the Doylestown area to detect the arrival of the Emerald Ash Borer to Bucks County.

Newtown, PA

Bayer Advanced Garden Tree and Shrub Insect Control (Imidacloprid) is one option for treatment of infested trees.  The infestation must be diagnosed early for the treatment to be effective, otherwise, removal of the tree is necessary.

Exit hole

At this time, we do not recommend planting any species of Ash trees.