Emerald Ash Borer Treatments In MN
Emerald Ash Borer, also known as EAB, is a devastating insect that attacks and kills all species of the Ash family.
The EAB is an invasive flathead borer, it's larvae creates tunnels also known as galleries under the bark of the tree. The tunnels under the bark cuts off water and nutrient supply. This causes dieback in the canopy and then will kill the tree.
If you're looking for a company to help you protect the Ash trees on your commercial or residential property, Pro-Tree Outdoor Services is highly experienced in providing 100% effective treatments when treated before EAB infestation.
Emerald Ash Borers
The emerald ash borer (EAB) is an invasive species of tree boring insects from Asia which threatens the entire ash tree population of the United States. In Michigan, 20 million trees have been killed by emerald ash borers since 2002. The emerald ash borer has now spread throughout Minnesota, threatening billions of ash trees. Attempts to eradicate local EAB populations and prevent the invasive pest from spreading have been mostly unsuccessful. The emerald ash borer has rapidly established itself as the most destructive insect in urban forest history.
Symptoms of EAB Infestation
Although adult emerald ash borers cause little damage, their larvae feed on the xylem layer of ash trees, preventing the movement of water and minerals within the tree. Flecking by woodpeckers and the splitting of bark on branches within the crown are early warning signs of an EAB infestation. As the infestation progresses, the canopy of the tree will die from the top down. An EAB infestation may last for several years before symptoms become visible, which is why diagnosis often comes too late.
Treatments for EAB
Although emerald ash borers prevent a persistent threat, certain insecticide treatments have proven effective in defending ash trees from EAB. Pro-Tree Outdoor Services offers a money-back guarantee for our services in treating ash trees to prevent infestation by emerald ash borers. Once an ash tree has been infested with EAB, there is very little chance of survival. Preventative EAB treatments are the only way to save your ash trees. When treating your ash trees, start with the most important trees on your property, such as those that provide you with shade.
Symptoms of EAB Infestation
- Crown dieback, leaves wilting and turning yellow water sprouts can show up throughout the tree
- Native birds like Woodpeckers will be attractive to the larvae
- The young borers will emerge from the bark leaving D shaped exit holes
- The bark may split or fall off
Life Cycle of Emerald Ash Borers
- Larvae emerge out of the D shaped exit holes
- Larvae feed off the sapwood creating galleries
- Larvae will spend the winters under the bark
- Borers will emerge in May/June around the time of the black locust bloom
How To Control Emerald Ash Borers
- Remove infested trees, remember it is less costly to remove a healthy live Ash tree then a dead one
- Injection is a great control method and is very effective. Treatments last 2-3 years
- Talk to an ISA Certified Arborist at Pro-Tree for more information
100% Effective Emerald Ash Borer Treatments
Pro-Tree Outdoor Services provides Emerald Ash Borer control and treatment in Belle Plaine, Chanhassen, Chaska, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Jordan, Lake Minnetonka Area, Minnetonka, Orono, Plymouth, Prior Lake, Saint Peter, Shakopee, St. Louis Park, and Victoria, Wayzata, MN and other surrounding areas.
Minnesota Dept. Of Agriculture - EAB Map
Below is a map outlining the status of the Emerald Ash Borer throughout the Twin Cities, MN area.