Emerald Ash Borer
Save Your Ash Trees
DO NOT REMOVE! TREAT!
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.
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 Tree age.
- 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