Emerald Ash Borer

EAB Risk Status

As stewards of the trees, we encourage the following to help plan for the negative impact of Emerald Ash Borer in your own yard and community. We believe starting this proactive approach now will help many trees for generations to come. Our ISA Certified Arborists® will assess your tree(s) to check their health, vitality, and overall quality. We will provide a report of our assessment for your records.

Minnesota has the highest population of ash trees in the country - 1 billion! It was first discovered in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2009. And to date, millions of ash trees have been lost to the Emerald Ash Borer.

So what is it, what can we do about it and why is it important?

Know the Symptoms:

  • Epicormic sprouts
  • Canopy thinning
  • D-shaped exit holes
  • S-shaped galleries under the bark

It is very rare for someone to actually see the emerald ash borer; as they are very small (about the length of a penny). And there are several "look-a-like" bugs in Minnesota.

Know Your Options:

  • Assessment and treatment of your ash tree(s) by a licensed and certified professional
  • Removal of less diserable ash trees
  • Ask about our ISA Certified Arborists® about S&S Tree's EAB treatment gaurantee!

Why is it Important?

In Minnesota alone, since it's first discovery in 2009, we have lost thousands of ash trees. It's a huge economic and environmental issue. Losing these trees has an affect on our neighborhood ecosystems and economies. Not to mention the normal benefits that trees in general provide: reducing air polluntants, increasing oxygen, and helping to cool our homes in the hot summers - to name a few.

If you are unsure about your ash trees and would like an assessment, give us a call at 651-451-8907 or fill out the form below.

 

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