Monthly Archives: May 2012

Ash Tree Treated

A native Ash tree at the Wildlife Preserve at the 1816 Historic Jacob Shupe Homestead in Amherst was treated on May 30, 2012 for the Emerald Ash Borer.  The Ash Borer larvae burrows into Ash trees, disrupting the tree’s vascular system.  The tree, which is located in the rear of the property, has not been largely affected by the borer, and because of its good crown and overall health, it was selected for treatment by officials at the Museum.  The treatment was performed by Eco Tree Service.  The representative who made this first treatment, stated that because of the overall positive features of the crown of the tree and the fact that it took up the treatment substance so quickly and efficiently, the prognosis for the tree’s health was very positive.  The treatment is expected to last two years, when it will once again be required.

The Ash tree that was recently treated at the Shupe Homestead.

A close-up view of one treatment hole for the Emerald Ash Borer in the trunk of Ash the tree.