Q: I heard that Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is now threatening our local ash trees. Is there anything I can do to save my trees?
Emerald Ash Borer was first found in Prospect, Connecticut in 2012 and since then has spread to a large part of the state, infesting and killing ash trees as it goes.
It’s very difficult to see the early signs of EAB infestation since the insects lay eggs in the top of the tree first and then slowly move down over the next couple of years. Usually by the time you can see visible signs of infestation from the ground, EAB has been there for years.
But don’t panic – there’s still time to try to save your ash trees.
We’ve been performing Arborjet tree injections using the industry leading TreeAge insecticide, which has a 90% efficacy in killing feeding insects and larva. This product is still effective even if a tree is infested up to 30%-40%.
TreeAge insecticide has a 2-year residual time frame so injections are required only every two years. And because it’s injected directly into the tree there’s no spraying involved so you don’t have to worry about air-borne insecticide affecting your yard, pets, or family.
So if you have ash trees, give us a call to have Barts Tree Service Licensed Arborists come and assess your ash trees for EAB. And if you’re not sure what kinds of trees you have, we’ll happily take a look and identify them for you.
Don’t wait until your ash trees are dying – treat them quickly and eliminate EAB.