Emerald Ash Borer - Country Club Lawn and Tree Specialists
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Save Your Ash Trees


Country Club Lawn and Tree Specialists has been treating local ash trees for the past 2 years.

As the interface between people and trees, I provide positive solutions for both the trees and the people who live with them.

There are less expensive options than removing and replacing your native Ash trees.  Basal Trunk Spray is the  most successful method we use to protect your trees from the Emerald Ash Borer.

We love your trees and we can help you make informed decisions.  Do not listen to anyone who says the only solution for Emerald Ash Borer infestation is removal!  Scientific studies have shown that it is possible to get rid of the EAB through proper insect control methods.  Matt Brooks, Owner and Certified Arborist of Country Club Lawn will be able to tell you if it is possible to save an infested tree.  Even an infested tree that has lost 30% of its foliage can be saved, and these trees are definitely worth saving.

How do I know if my ash tree has EAB?

Symptoms of an EAB infestation can include canopy thinning starting in the upper portion of the tree, epicormic sprouting (i.e., formation of sprouts) along the trunk, bark splitting, and woodpecker damage.  These symptoms indicate general tree stress, and can be due to EAB.  However, they also can be caused by diseases or insects other than EAB.  Specific signs of EAB include D-shaped exit holes (~3/16 inch wide) in the bark of the tree, S-shaped larval tunnels and/or larvae (cream colored, up to 1½ inches long) beneath the bark, and adults (metallic green, ~3/8 inch long).

You wouldn’t let some random person off the street fix your car or put an addition on your house.  Your trees are just as important.  Don’t just let anyone treat your tree. Contact a Certified Arborist who can give you all the information you need to make an informed decision and can also apply the proper treatment in the proper way.  Country Club Lawn is the provider you want.  Give us a call to schedule your tree analysis today, because we want to save your ash.

Emerald Ash Borer Damage - Country Club Lawn and Tree

Emerald Ash Borer Insect - Country Club Lawn and Tree

Fact and Fiction about Emerald Ash Borer:

  • Fiction: If a tree is infected with the borer the only solution is removal.
    Fact: If the tree has suffered less than 40% loss of its canopy, the tree can be successfully treated with our injection system and Treeage.
  • Fiction: What I buy in the store will work on any size tree.
    Fact: If you read the label correctly it says up to what size tree the treatment will be effective on.
  • Fiction: I will have to treat the tree every year for the next hundred years.
    Fact: The larvae stage of the borer can only feed in actively growing trees.  Once the tree is dead or has active insecticide in it, the bug runs out of food and will go somewhere else.
  • Fiction: All insecticides are the same.
    Fact: Based on university studies, some insecticides are more effective than others and may have a longer residual in the tree than others.

A Tree Story

Two healthy ash trees in a suburban neighborhood were threatened by Emerald Ash Borer. Tree A was left untreated and died. Tree B was treated appropriately and continues to thrive. Once a beautiful component of the landscape, Tree A now requires an expensive removal.

The Cost of Removing and Replacing Your Ash Tree:

The value of your ash tree is based on several factors, including the aesthetic, environmental, and monetary value of the tree.

Financial costs of removing a mature ash tree: Estimates are based on removing a 57 inch circumference ash tree. Each tree will vary slightly based on the health and location of the tree, as well as the local area.

• Tree removal: $700 to $1200

• Stump removal: $120 to $400

• New tree planting: $75 to $400

• Total: $895 to $2000

Emerald Ash Borer Treated and Un-Treated Trees - Country Club Lawn and Tree
  • We called Country Club after a few friends highly recommended their services. Lisa Matter came out to our house & we spent an hour or so walking our yard & discussing any problems she saw & the treatment program she recommended for us. She was VERY knowledgeable & answered EVERY question I threw at her… (and there were MANY)! Needless to say, after Lisa’s visit & seeing the results that our friends had with their lawns…We signed up for our 1st season of treatment. Lisa repeatedly followed up with us & made sure we were comfortable w/ the quoted price given w/o being overbearing. After only ONE application so far, we can tell a HUGE difference compared to my “do-it-myself” ways. If things look this good with only one application? I can’t wait to see the results after a FULL season’s program!

    Jeffrey Myers
  • We have been using Country Club Lawn and Tree Care at our home for several years now and are always pleased. Our lawn always looks fantastic! The staff are top-notch and are always kind and respectful. We recommend them to all of our friends and neighbors. We appreciate the pay-ahead for the year option as well! Thank you Country Club Lawn and Tree Care!

    Sarah Harris Linke
  • My yard has never looked better. I used to do all my lawn fertilizing and seeding myself. It took a lot of time – and money – I have found with Country Club – I get more service and better treatment than I could ever have done myself. No more aggravation on how much or when to apply. They are the best!

    Jim Heberer
    Millstadt, IL
  • With the help of Country Club Lawn and Tree our funeral home received the Appearance Award for the City of Wood River. The reason I say it was with their help is because our lawn went from ok to fabulous with the help of Country Club’s precise applications and dedicated staff. We continue to contract with them year after year and couldn’t be more pleased. Thank you!

    Tyler Pitchford
  • In all my years, and various locations I have lived throughout the country, Country Club Lawn and Tree Service, is far and above other companies in customer satisfaction and follow up on a personal basis. Thanks for all the assistance you have provided me throughout the years.  Keep up the good work!

    Jim Hazzard
    Glen Carbon, IL
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    Sheila Cope
    O’Fallon, IL
  • First year using Country Club and I could not be more happy. We bought a new home last year with dead sod in the back yard and we were too late to seed/ aerate and really expect any results this year. We went ahead and got rolling with some of the other recommended treatments before winter and again this spring. To our surprise they actually got the back yard to come in pretty nice already and the front is looking green, full, and clover free in spite of two empty lots on both sides of us full of the nonsense. These guys are pros in every sense of the word and their product works. Nice to spend my time doing more family things and less piddling around with my yard this year! Thanks Country Club!

    Andy Carr
    O’Fallon, IL Customer – Customer since 2014
  • This company takes pride in their work.  Quality not quantity.

    Brion Brown
    Collinsville, IL Customer since 2008
  • Great people! Great company!

    Kari LikeaBoss Yochum
    Wood River, IL Customer since 2014
  • This is not a request, rather I just wanted to tell you how happy I am with your lawn services.  My lawn looked absolutely GREAT this year. I received SO many compliments on it! Also, each and every time someone from your company came out, they were very courteous and polite. They always came to the door first to let us know they were there and what they would be doing and if we had any questions or concerns.  Thank you very much, and I look forward to a great season with you next year.

    Jerry Culp
    Edwardsville, IL
  • Just wanted to let you know how much I  appreciate all the call aheads you do and the yard looks great and services from Chris could not be better.  Please keep up the good work!

    John Golden
    O’Fallon, IL - Customer since 2007
  • I don’t know how you can improve!   What I love best about your company is having the same technician servicing my lawn each time.   Cody just doesn’t  do the application that is scheduled, he thinks on his feet and does what is needed depending on what he sees when he arrives.   He knows his business!  I hope to have Cody back again next year.

    Diane Hartman
    Collinsville, IL – Customer since 2012
  • Great improvements since starting services.   Continue to improve my lawn.

    Pinto Kurian
    Edwardsville, Il - Customer since 2012
  • Your company is no doubt the best in the area!

    Liz Mobley
    O’Fallon, IL - Customer since 2003
  • My lawn was not pleasing to my eye. I was using a lawn service and not satisfied with the results. I decided to give Country Club a try and have been very pleased. Why give my money outside my community , better to spend within. Country Club is professional and courteous. The personal phone call thanking me for my business, made huge in my book!!! Thanks again

    Lisa Early
    Bethalto, IL - Customer since 2003