FACT: Because of EAB, your ash trees will die.
FICTION: There is nothing you can do about it.
Ash trees make up nearly 20% of Wisconsin’s urban forests and have long been a staple of today’s home landscapes. Sadly, because of the pervasive nature of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) these beautiful trees are fighting for their survival.
Ash trees being professionally treated will be able survive the EAB onslaught.
One Wisconsin city is taking a proactive approach to dealing with EAB. Right now, the City of Milwaukee has 28,000 boulevard ash trees to protect, and they are spending upwards of a million dollars to save these important trees through injection treatments using emamectin benzoate.
Conversely, some communities, like Franklin, with a much younger ash tree population are taking the corrective measure of cutting down ash trees altogether and replacing them with a different tree species.
Because Milwaukee’s ash trees are often larger and more mature than its surrounding communities, removal is not the best option. Cutting down ash trees would be very costly and leave an immediate negative impact on the landscape.
Unfortunately, EAB cannot be eradicated. Our only option is to slow the spread and potentially save what we can of the existing population.
Ash tree owners still have some limited options. Whether it is treatment or removal, there are several factors to consider before deciding on a specific course of action. Be sure to call us today for a free consultation and together we can devise an ash tree plan that works best for you and your yard.