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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

2020-09-01T15:30:11-05:00 October 10th, 2017|

More on the Invasive Emerald Ash Borer

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

2020-09-01T15:16:14-05:00 September 20th, 2017|

Ash Tree Injections – Emerald Ash Lion

The warmth causes the dormant Emerald Ash Borers’ metabolism to increase. With its blood pumping faster, the urge to chew its way through the wood to the outside world grows stronger. Soon, very soon…then it can mate, find another suitable ash on which to lay its eggs, and enjoy the rest of the summer in the sun.Continue Reading

2020-09-01T14:30:13-05:00 July 10th, 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

2020-09-01T14:32:28-05:00 June 20th, 2017|

Consider Treating Ash Trees

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

2020-09-01T13:41:43-05:00 April 15th, 2017|