141 million Ash trees in Indiana

100% Indiana Ash trees will die

     1 borer treatment lasts 2 years


  • As in any business or industry, when groups get together, the number of trees to be treated increases and price decreases. Simple.
  • When we are able to produce large amounts in a contained area, it takes out all of the "extra" time involved in a typical treatment day such as drive time, mapping, long extensive individual negotiations for price, ect...
  • When we treat a large group, everyone recieves the same price per inch on your tree(s), regardless if you have one or many.
  • So getting organized saves everyone. It saves you money and it saves us all of the drive and set-up times.

 

  

 

 

 

                        Click here to Read the:

         Coalition for Urban Ash Tree Conservation
                          ~Emerald Ash Borer Management Statement~

                                                 Written 1/6/2011

It is most ideal to have trees treated early spring, as most damage occurs from the feeding Ash borers late Spring, Summer and Fall. However, treatment can be administered at just about anytime during the year, except in the coldest parts of the winter.

                   

Click below to read a research report comparing the results bewteen the  2 main chemicals being used to treat for Emerald Ash Borer: - -Insecticide Options for EAB Control Report-

(note page 8 of the report discusses Imidicloprid and how it is not as effective. Page 9 of the report talks about Emamectin Benzoate (tree-Age) and how it IS prove and effective

Typically in the months of May & June, the adult EAB fly and spread to Ash trees in the area, mate and lay 70 – 90 eggs each. The eggs hatch within a week and 70 – 90 tiny Emerald Ash Borer larvae bore their way through the bark into and begin feeding on the living vascular tissues of the tree.

Click here to open the Emerald Ash Borer Strategic Response report. Published 4/10/2010

The initial indication signs are microscopic and by the time the signs become clear that your trees are infested, usually the borers have already caused detrimental damage to your tree. So the universal suggestion: Treat every tree that you want to remain healthy and alive,and remove all of the ones that you do not.

On average, the immediate cost for removal is 650% more than treatment. Typically any tree with less than 30% canopy dieback is worth treating/saving. If a trees' canopy has died back more than 30% it becomes questionable as to whether treatment will be effective to bring the tree back to health.

May/June Adults bore out of tree, mate, lay 70 – 90 eggs, and Die; Eggs hatch in 1 week, Larvae bore into the living tissues of the tree where they feed up until Winter by chewing s-shaped tunnels beneath the bark. Dormant through the winter.