For over 10 years, the Emerald Ash Borer has been destroying ash trees in Wisconsin. Treating your ash trees for the Emerald Ash Borer will not only save you time and money, but it will most importantly save your ash trees. Being able to identify the Emerald Ash Borer in any stage and knowing when to start treatment are two key to keeping your ash trees healthy…Continue Reading
If you are waiting for EAB to officially be confirmed in your municipality before you make a management decision, the insect is already way ahead of you. With each new EAB find, research has consistently shown that EAB has already been in the area for 3 to 5 years.
A whole host of other ash that “don’t look too bad” to the casual observer have significantly thinned out. The damage continues to happen and some people are noticing, but the vast majority of people still have not. This is a dangerous combination.
The emerald ash borer has been around for years, yet ash trees in Wisconsin continue to go untreated. If there is a case of EAB in your area, the likeliness if dead ash trees climbs exponentially.
Proper tree identification can be tricky. Many trees share similar attributes such as branch and bud configuration, leaf shape, and bark texture, making it easy to mistake one type of tree for another. When it comes to protecting your ash tree against EAB the first step is proper identification.
There are a few ways to look at the effects of EAB: Do nothing and remove ash trees as they are killed by EAB. Proactively remove ash trees in order to lessen the landscape’s dependence on them. Plant non-ash trees to replace losses or to anticipate losses. Treat selected ash trees with the very effective, but more costly, trunk injection of insecticide for 2-years of protection (repeated every 2 years for sustained protection).