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On June 26, an Emerald Ash Borer was found in Janesville, Wisconsin. Up until now Dane and surrounding counties had not been affected. The proximity of this beetle means it is only a matter of time before Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) reaches Madison.
H&H Arborists is fully educated and equipped to handle EAB. If you know you have an ash tree and would like to protect it, fill out this form and we will schedule a treatment within two weeks. If you’d like more information on ash tree identification and Emerald Ash Borer, read on.
Ash trees are easily identified by their bark. Mature ash trees have bark with diamond-shaped fissures. Younger ash trees have smooth bark. The leaves are compound and have 5-9 leaflets per petiole.
Three common symptoms to identify EAB.
1. D-shaped exit holes on the trunk.
2. Visual fissures on the bark. Pulling the bark away reveals serpentine galleries of the boring insect.
3. Thinning canopy with smaller leaves.
Unfortunately these symptoms mean the beetle has already attacked your tree. The best treatment for Emerald Ash starts with preventative measures. We offer two forms of protection for your ash tree.
H&H Arborists is fully educated and equipped to handle EAB.
Imidocloprid (Xytect): This is a one-year treatment and can be done in the spring, summer and fall. The active ingredient in Xytect is 5% compared to 0.235% active ingredient in garden center products (Bayer).
Emamectin Benzoate (TREE-age): This treatment lasts two years and is considered the gold-standard for treatment of Emerald Ash Borer and should be used exclusively when EAB populations are high.
The cost of each treatment is determined by the size of your ash tree and type of product used.
For a price quote, please fill out this form.