Emerald Ash Borer Control

Emerald ash borer will kill all ash trees that are not protected with insecticide.  Dead and dying ash trees can be dangerous when they fall on people and property- especially in urban areas. Simply ignoring the ash trees will pose great safety risks. Our ISA Certified Arborists use a systematic approach to identify risk and remediation.  

Emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) is an invasive, wood-boring beetle that kills ash trees (Fraxinus spp.) by eating the tissues under the bark. Native to northeastern Asia, emerald ash borer (EAB) was first detected in the United States in 2002 and is thought to have been introduced from China via the wood from shipping crates.


True ash species are highly vulnerable to EAB regardless of ash or total tree density, ash or total stand basal area, tree size and tree health. 

While the insect spreads slowly on its own, EAB impacts are greatly accelerated when people unintentionally move it in firewood and nursery stock. 

EAB commonly kills ash in urban areas and along roadsides in infested areas, costing municipal governments millions of dollars for tree removal and replacement. 

Insecticide treatments typically require repeated applications for the life of the tree.