Emerald Ash Borer season is opening, and it's time to treat your trees.
The season of Emerald Ash Borer is upon us, and it's time to take the necessary steps to keep your Ash trees safe. Emerald Ash Borer is an infectious tree disease spreading rapidly throughout North America. It can spread fast and be a considerable danger to your Ash tree and house. This is a personal preparation guide that can help you fight against EAB.
#1 - Look at your trees and make sure they are healthy
EAB is better to catch in the beginning stages because there is no turning back once it is infested. Chemical treatment may not be an option at that point. So, seeing a local Arborist to inject healthy chemicals into your Ash tree will help prevent EAB infection. Also, inspecting your trees can be done weekly, monthly, or any time you have available. Highly recommend it; it is done weekly during the summer.
#2 - Call your local arborist for a free inspection
If you think you have an EAB infection, call right away to your local arborist for an inspection. It is better safe than sorry with an EAB infestation. It can break and be a danger to your house and car and take a life. By talking to an arborist, you can better understand the next steps for your infested tree or prevention from EAB.
"EAB treatment occurs via systematic injection that enters the tree vascular system for a 2-year prevention." – Josh Estabrook.
#3 - Pruning
Pruning is necessary for your Ash trees' overall health and keeps them looking good. Ash trees are well known to have deadwood in the lower canopy, even when they're healthy. If you go this route, it is recommended to prune Ash trees between October 1st and May 1st. During this time, EAB lies dormant. Talk to your local arborist for more information regarding pruning.
EAB PROOF YOUR HOUSE
EAB proof your house and make sure everything is up to code for your Ash trees' health. American Arborist is here to help you with your tree service needs and have experts on hand to help prevent EAB infestations.