Photos by Becky Andrews
As you probably know, Emerald Ash Borer was found in Warner Park in 2013 and is advancing through the Dane County area.
The most important thing to know is that you don’t need to lose your ash trees. Emergency registration of Treeage, an injectable insecticide, now enables us to absolutely protect your trees for two full seasons against this invasive scourge.
Emerald Ash Borer is a small, narrow, emerald-colored beetle about the length of a penny that smuggled itself into the country along the St. Lawrence Seaway hiding in untreated crating and shipping material. Native to Asia, it has hitched a ride to America where our native species of Ash trees have absolutely no resistance to this lethal insect pest. It lays its eggs into the bark of the trees and its burrowing activity destroys the conductive tissues, literally strangling the trees to death. Fellow arborists from the Michigan area tell me “once it arrives, it just keeps on coming” until all of the unprotected trees are dead. I have toured areas that have been devastated by this insect with 100% tree mortality. Thankfully we now have tools to effectively deal with this.
Your trees don’t have to die – call or email us for a free evaluation of your Ash trees today!