Trees are so huge and grand that it can sometimes be hard to believe that a small force can damage or even kill them. However, trees are frequently affected by various types of pests that, while small, can cause irreparable damage. Genesis Tree Service of Warrenton is warning Warrenton area landowners of an insect that can cause just such damage: the Emerald Ash Borer.
The Emerald Ash Borer is a shiny green wood-boring beetle whose larvae feed on ash trees just under the tree bark. Once thousands of hungry larvae infect an ash tree, the tree is at serious risk as the young beetles suck away its life-sustaining nutrients.
Lori Chamberlin, forest health manager at the Virginia Department of Forestry, warns, "One of the biggest problems with trying to treat ash trees is that it’s best to begin the treatment before the tree shows signs of infestation. Unfortunately, most ash trees are infested with EAB before anyone knows the beetles are present. At some point – typically when a tree has lost half of its crown, the tree reaches the tipping point where the damage is so severe that it’s too late to save it. It’s now time to remove and destroy the tree and plan tree replacement with alternative species. Never move infested wood as that’s the quickest way to spread EAB.”
If people have ash trees on their property that they suspect are infected by Emerald Ash Borer larvae, the Virginia Department of Forestry recommends that they contact a certified arborist to examine the trees and propose a plan of action. Trees that are unable to be saved should be removed by a tree care professional. Ash wood is brittle and prone to breaking during removal, so it has the potential to cause property damage if not removed promptly and properly.
Genesis Tree Service of Warrenton is certified, qualified tree care service provider that can assist landowners with regular tree inspections. The company's contractors are ISA-Certified which means that they are educated and knowledgeable in all aspects of arboriculture. They can identify subtle clues that point to a potentially deadly form of tree disease, clues that an untrained eye might miss. Furthermore, the experts at Genesis Tree Service of Warrenton are trained to identify and treat region-specific tree diseases and pests in an environmentally-responsible manner. If a tree is too far gone, however, and needs to be uprooted from the property, the team has the proper equipment, safety gear, training, and experience to safely remove it.
Whatever tree-related needs customers may have, they can trust the exceptional workmanship, dependability, and customer service of Genesis Tree Service of Warrenton.
Genesis Tree Service of Warrenton has been providing tree care services across the central and northern Virginia region since 2007. They provide free estimates for tree removal, tree trimming, lot clearing, storm clean-up, debris removal, and emergency tree services. The company covers much of Fauquier County, Virginia with skilled tree care service.
For more information about the professional tree inspection services offered by Genesis Tree Service of Warrenton, visit their website at https://warrenton.genesistreeservice.net. The team can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 1 (540) 680-3020.