Emerald Ash Borer Prevention

In July of 2021 Freeborn County made the list of quarantined counties in MN for a confirmed infestation of Emerald Ash Borer disease.   If you live within 15 miles of an infected area you should treat your trees.

Two healthy average-sized ash trees can be protected for more than 20 years for the cost of removing and replacing just one tree.  There is no reason for a landscape Ash tree to die from Emerald Ash Borer anymore.

The Emerald Ash Borer Problem Has Arrived in Our Area!

Native to northeast Asia, the emerald ash borer is classified as a highly destructive invasive species in the United States.  Although they pose no direct threat to humans, the beetles are a significant threat and can be highly destructive to Minnesota’s estimated 1 billion ash trees.

The emerald ash borer likely arrived in North America on wood packaging materials in the early 1990s.  It was first discovered in Michigan in 2002.  Emerald Ash Borer has now been detected in 35 states and the District of Columbia; Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

The Emerald Ash Borer Solution

Thanks to modern treatment options there is no need to lose your beautiful ash trees to these invasive pests.   Greg’s Grass has implemented a treatment service program for affected ash trees.  Two healthy average-sized trees can be protected for more than 20 years for the cost of removing and replacing just one tree.  The price for this service is dependent on the trunk size of the affected tree.

The best time for treatment of your affected trees is in early May, then again in early June.  If you have ash trees on your property and are concerned about their health, call Greg at Greg’s Grass. Greg can come to your home, evaluate your ash trees, and provide a plan to protect them from the Emerald Ash Borer beetle.

As Easy as 1, 2, 3…

If you think that you might have an ash tree that is affected by an emerald ash borer infestation…

  1. Call Greg’s Grass and we will come to your home to confirm that the tree in question is an ash tree.  We can help identify if they cannot.
  2. Next, we will submit a quote for the treatment of your ash trees, and if approved…
  3. Treatment involves spraying the trunk of the tree at 5’ and down.  We recommend 2 applications.  First at 500 growing degree days followed by a second a month later.

We Are Scheduling Spring Appointments Now – Call to Schedule Your Appointment 373-1123.