Emerald ash borer (EAB) has affected many communities in 21 states, and unfortunately, the infestation continues to spread. Ash trees were a popular replacement species following the peak losses from Dutch elm disease, which means ash trees currently represent between 10 and 40 percent of our local urban forest.
Fortunately there is hope. A group of university scientists and industry professionals called the Coalition for Urban Ash Tree Conservation created and endorsed the idea that conservation of trees is more economically and environmentally superior to tree removal.
Do you have an ash tree? There may be multiple options for helping to preserve your tree, but early detection is critical.
As the stewards of your trees, it is our job to help you manage EAB on your property. We can help identify your trees, determine if there are any significant problems and prioritize the solutions you need to meet your landscape goals.
Contact your professionally trained arborist for a free inspection or more information about EAB. We can work with you to protect your trees, from plant health care tips to treatment programs tailored to your goals.
Treatments are effective—don’t let removal be your only option for managing EAB.
There Are Treatment Options
Davey Tree expert Jim Zwack discusses the emerald ash borer, from identification to flexible treatment options that are now available and may protect your ash trees.