The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an invasive beetle first discovered in the U.S. (Michigan) in 2002. Since then the destructive insect has been found throughout Ohio, Canada, and the Midwest. The EAB is responsible for the death of nearly 50,000,000 ash trees with brand new infestations being discovered each season! Imported from Asia, the Emerald Ash Borer has no natural enemies here, and are thus free to wreck havoc on our ash trees. The U.S.D.A. and Ohio Department of Agriculture have expanded their battles against the EAB, with the major focus being on firewood quarantines and eradicating infested ash trees, including trees unaffected but in close proximity. In 2003, in Lucas County, Ohio over 8,000 ash trees were cut, chipped, and burned in an effort to eradicate the pest and stop its spreading.
Cutting and replacing facts:
~Property values may be 12-15% lower for homes without mature trees
~Energy costs will increase with less shade and wind protection
~The cost of cutting a mature healthy tree and replacing it can be over $1,000
Earthturf uses a new technology that has emerged in the fight against EAB. Research from The Ohio State University and Michigan State has demonstrated 100% control using ash tree IV injection. Ash Tree IV injection is the safest proven method to treat and save your ash trees and your budget!
For a consultation, including ash tree inventory, analysis and treatment options contact us today.