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Did Wisconsin’s Cold Winter Destroy the Emerald Ash Borer?

At the end of January, the state of Wisconsin experienced temperatures near -35 degrees F including wind chill. For a couple days, we were colder than the continent of Antarctica. As the cold weather kept everyone inside, it was reported on the news that these temperatures may have destroyed all of the Emerald Ash Borer larvae. Are the cold temperatures enough...Continue Reading

2019-10-02T13:31:31-06:00 March 25th, 2019|

Identifying and Treating the Emerald Ash Borer in Wisconsin

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

2019-10-02T13:26:57-06:00 August 9th, 2018|

Emerald Ash Borer – What’s Your Plan?

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.Continue Reading

2019-10-02T13:13:10-06:00 October 10th, 2017|

Crying Wolf? – No Longer!

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.Continue Reading

2019-10-02T13:11:52-06:00 September 20th, 2017|

Ash Tree Identification

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.Continue Reading

2019-10-02T13:04:28-06:00 June 20th, 2017|

Consider the Ash

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).Continue Reading

2019-10-02T13:03:56-06:00 April 15th, 2017|