Early detection is the key to saving Ash trees from Emerald Ash Borer.
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 07, 2014
Emerald Ash Borer is a killer pest that threatens all Ash trees in the Philadelphia area. Treatment is the only way to save Ash trees from this 100% fatal pest. Based on over a decade of university and government research, Giroud Tree and Lawn explains how to select a tree service company to perform Emerald Ash Borer treatments, as well as the treatment options proven to successfully control the pest.
"Early detection is the key to saving Ash trees," says Lou Giroud, ISA-Certified Arborist and President of Giroud Tree and Lawn, a tree service and lawn care company. “Have an ISA-Certified Arborist do a comprehensive health inspection for Emerald Ash Borer, consider each tree's value to the landscape, and determine if treatment is feasible.”
Property owners living in the high risk zones of Bucks County, Montgomery County, PA, and parts of Philadelphia need to take action and call a professional tree service. However, it's important to be aware that the qualifications of the tree service company and the quality of treatment can vary widely from inexperienced companies to certified professionals.
Here are some key points to look for in selecting the company to perform Emerald Ash Borer Treatment:
1. Qualifications: Use an ISA-Certified Arborist with experience in identifying Ash trees, evaluating health, and determining the best treatment. Additionally, make sure the technician performing the treatment is a PA Licensed Applicator with specific training in Emerald Ash Borer injections.
2. Tree Evaluation: A professional tree service will not recommend treatment unless the Ash tree meets minimum health standards. To be a good candidate, the tree must have at least 50% of its crown, be relatively healthy, and able to absorb the treatment. If treatment is not possible, tree removal may be recommended.
3. Emerald Ash Borer Treatment Options: Research shows that trunk injections kill the highest number of Emerald Ash Borer larvae and are most effective. Other forms of treatment such as soil injections or topical cover sprays are less effective but may be the only affordable option.
4. Pricing: Question pricing, especially for trunk injections. The chemical known as TREE-age, the most effective insecticide used for these treatments, is expensive. If the trunk injection is being done properly with the best insecticide at the right dose for the size of the tree, then pricing should be comparable.
In the past 12 years, Emerald Ash Borer destroyed over 50 million Ash in 15 states. The fatal pest kills Ash trees when the larvae tunnel beneath the bark, stop food and water movement, and starve the tree to death. Without Emerald Ash Borer Treatment, 100% of the Ash trees infested with the borer will die within 3-5 years.
Recognizing that Emerald Ash Borer is 100% fatal to Ash trees, early detection and treatment is the only solution to save valuable trees. Homeowners in Philadelphia’s high risk zone should not wait for these deadly pests to invade.
Learn more by contacting Giroud Tree and Lawn at 215-682-7704 or visiting: http://www.giroudtree.com/emerald-ash-borer.
About Giroud Tree and Lawn:
Giroud Tree and Lawn specializes in tree service, tree removal, and lawn care programs that make customers love doing business with the company since 1974. Serving Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties, the company offers professional tree and lawn evaluation, tree pruning, tree removal, insect and disease control, fertilizing, stump removal, and traditional and 100% organic lawn programs to keep lawns healthy and green. Giroud Arborists are certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and have the knowledge and experience required to diagnose, treat, and maintain tree and lawn health. The company is accredited by the Better Business Bureau and has been awarded the Angie's List Super Service Award® every year since 2005. The “Giroud Treework for Charity” program donates free tree care services to parks, historical sites, and other non-profit organizations located in the Company’s service area.
For more information, visit the company website at http://www.giroudtree.com or call 215-682-7704.