Tree Care & Treatment

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.

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How do trunk injections help you?

Your trees add tremendous value to your home. Trees are susceptible to a wide array of insects and diseases that could damage this value. We inject formulations directly into your tree and help retain your property value, while limiting exposure to you, your family, and the environment.

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how do trunk injections work?

- A small plug is inserted into a drilled hole in the tree. A needle is inserted through the plug and the treatment is injected.

- Formulations are quickly distributed through the trunk, branches and leaf tissue.

- The plug keeps the injected formulation inside the tree and the bark grows over the plug.

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How much do trunk injections cost?

Application cost is based on:

- The amount of product used

- How large the tree is (diameter)

- Labor for application

- Frequency of application

Contact Dave for an estimate today!.

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