Prevent Emerald Ash Borer From Destroying Your Trees!
Emerald ash borer (EAB) has killed hundreds of millions of ash trees in urban, rural and forested settings, and is spreading throughout the Midwest. The Chicago Botanic Garden had a dramatic increase in the borers last year and is removing more than 90 heavily infested ash trees. Agriculture officials also say an invasive insect responsible for the death of tens of millions of ash trees in almost two dozen states has been detected for the first time in Colorado even in the Denver Metro area. News Article
American Tree has an Emerald Ash Borer Treatment solution and is kid and pet safe! We are now taking both preventive and treatment measures to combat EAB with tree injections so there are no harmful sprays that could harm loved ones. The injections allow for immediate relief as it shoots up the trunk and spreads to the infected area(s).
Controlling insects such as EAB that feed under the bark is difficult, however, American Tree uses several insecticide options that have proven effective in protecting ash trees against Emerald Ash Borer. It is best to begin treating ash trees when they are relatively healthy so your tree appears to be healthy its a good candidate. On the flip-side if an ash tree has lost more than 50 percent of its canopy, it is probably too late to save it.
Most of the insecticides are used to control this insect act systemically: The chemical must enter the water-filled vascular system of the tree and be moved out into the branches where the insect larvae feed. Trees that are in poor condition or are already heavily infested with EAB will not move the insecticide throughout the canopy, rendering the treatment ineffective. Treatment of a healthy tree may be worthwhile if there are confirmed EAB populations within 10 to 15 miles of your garden.
Please contact us for a free estimate to save your trees before it is too late!