Franklin Township  - Kemblesville, PA

Emerald Ash Borer and Spotted Lanternfly

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has since been detected in many states, and also in Ontario and Quebec, Canada. In addition to spreading by natural means, EAB can be transported to new areas in infested firewood, timber, and nursery stock. This beetle has been responsible for the loss of millions of ash trees in North America.
Symptoms and Signs: New infestations are difficult to detect, as damage to the tree may not be apparent for up to three years. Symptoms of an infestation can include branch dieback in the upper crown, excessive epicormic branching on the tree trunk, and vertical bark splits. Woodpecker damage is sometimes apparent. Follow these links for more information:

 http://www.emeraldashborer.info/ and https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/planthealth/plant-pest-and-disease-programs/pests-and-diseases/emerald-ash-borer

FOR THOSE RESIDENTS WITH ASH TREES: The emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, a beetle native to Asia, was first detected in Michigan in 2002. Evidence suggests that the beetle was established in Michigan for years prior to its discovery. 

Invasive Insects Pose a Real Threat to Franklin Township

The Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) is another invasive planthopper that will greatly impact agricultural crops such as grapes, hops, and hardwoods. Follow these links to learn about the Spotted Lanternfly (SLF), and what action you can take to stop the spread of this invasive insect that is threatening the northeastern United States, especially southeastern Pennsylvania.
https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly
https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Plants_Land_Water/PlantIndustry/Entomology/spotted_lanternfly/pages/default.aspx