What is Emerald Ash Borer?
The emerald ash borer (EAB) is a pest native to Asia that feeds on ash trees. While in the larval stage, it feeds on the vascular system of the tree, just below the bark. This prevents the flow of water and nutrients in the tree, initially causing water sprouts and a thin canopy, but it will typically cause a tree to die if left untreated.
How large of a threat is there in Iowa?
Until 2010, EAB was not a huge threat west of the Mississippi, however since 2014, Emerald Ash Borer has been sighted in all 99 Iowa Counties.
Treatment to protect your tree from EAB is now available using Tree-age tree injections. Because we inject the formulations directly into your tree, they are extremely effective and environmentally friendly. These treatments are very affordable and are only needed every 2 years. Contact Dave for an estimate.