Asian Longhorn has been discovered. This pest could seriously damage our trees. It is known to infest maple, sycamore, elm, horse chestnut, willow, poplar, birch and some fruit trees.
The infestation is thought to have originated from wood packaging used to import stone from China.
As our gardens start to put on their new foliage be sure to watch out for damage. Early identification and treatment will pay dividends.
When carrying out your treatments consider natural products before you turn to chemicals. Correct pruning, good soil condition and a balance of beneficial insects and bacteria should be looked into.
If chemicals are required, use correctly to minimize environmental impact.
One should avoid insecticide use during flowering and when pollinating insects are present.