The Emerald Ash Borer is a common pest throughout the Minneapolis & St. Paul area. It preys on tree’s, destroying them in its path. Here at A Tree Service we have methods of getting rid of these pesky intruders and gaining your tree’s health and beauty once again. Give us a call if you think that the Emerald Ash Borer is eating away at your urban forest in Minnesota.
The Fight Against Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been found in the nearby Prospect Park East River Road neighborhood, and several other communities in the Twin Cities.
Since the Emerald Ash Borer’s introduction in the 1990’s and detection in 2002 the Emerald Ash Borer has killed millions of ash trees in the U.S. and Canada and is moving through the Prospect Park neighborhood faster than expected. Without the proper techniques of slowing the damage and controlling the pests, Ash trees are standing without a fight.
Emerald Ash Borer Up and Coming
First detected in 2009 in Saint Paul the EAB has spread significantly through areas around the U of M Minneapolis Campus and beyond the community. Currently the Minnesota Department of Agriculture has issued an EAB quarantine of Hennepin, Houston, Ramsey, and Winona counties. Click for current MDA EAB interactive survey map. This quarantine includes the prohibition of: firewood from hardwood trees, ash limbs and branches, entire ash trees, ash logs or untreated ash lumber with bark still attached and non-composted ash chips and bark chips longer than one inch. The beetles are easily transported in primarily firewood and dead ash logs so the Minneapolis Park Board has begun to mark for destruction those of 998 million ash trees in the state that are dead or infected to reduce the rate and spread of infection. More information can be found at EAB Quarantine FAQ.
How to Tell if EAB is on My Tree
Signs to tell if an ash tree is infested and the need for a tree removal company are persistent and constant woodpeckers, sparse leaves and dying branches in the canopy of the tree, short vertical cracks in the bark, and d-shaped holes that are created by EAB beetles. The damage to the tree will be visual in the bark and the depleting of leaf growth. The Emerald Ash Borer is a major threat to these trees and needs to be dealt with.
If local residents believe they have an infected ash tree they should contact a local tree company as soon as possible for an inspection and estimate for removal. The following is a link to an in-depth look at emerald ash borer:
Minnesota EAB Treatment & Tree Removal Services
Give our licensed tree care company, equipped to deal with EAB treatment and removal if spot a tree that looks to have a case of an Emerald Ash Borer infestation. We hope to catch the problem and nip it in the butt before it begins to spiral out of control. Give us a call at 612.724.6045 today for a certified tree care expert to come out and give you an estimate and inspection!