A Destructive and Costly Insect
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)
A beetle from Asia, EAB is an invasive insect that destroys and corrupts ash trees if unattended and left untreated. The larvae feed and eat the inner bark of the tree and interrupt its ability to transport water and nutrients, which lead to lack of growth and decay of the tree.
Ash trees have few natural defenses, and EAB grow rapidly every year. The disease is a major concern and is making ash tree population at very high risk. The beetle continues to be a problem and grow every year.
After infection, ash trees that are left unattended become a major risk, for other ash trees, safety of others, and present a risk to structures due to higher risk of destruction and breaking of weak limbs.
- The Twin Cities / Metro are under EAB Quarantine.
- In Minnesota, an estimated of 20% trees are Ash trees.
- EAB is a huge environmental crisis
Below is a Link to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture that has more information and current and updated risk sand activity of current EAB status.
You can prevent EAB from spreading infestation by treatment via trunk injection. By injection of chemicals to the tree in its trunk the tree naturally intakes the treatment into its vascular system, which is the same process it moves water and nutrients to feed itself.
Quickly acting may save your tree, or quickly plan to remove the tree. Treatments can be much less expensive than paying to remove the entire tree.
We offer EAB Injections as one of our many plant healthcare services: You can find and request more information by clicking the button below!
EAB was discovered in Minnesota in 2009 in St. Paul. The infestation grew quickly, and overtook much of the metro area, and eventually found its way all over the state. Below you will find an interactive map that allows you to witness how close and at home this disease is. This map is provided to the public thanks to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.