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Emerald Ash Borer Treatment and Prevention Utah

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When eab-pic2it comes to managing Emerald Ash Borer, Wasatch Ecocare is Utah’s premier tree care company. We have had the advantage of working through an Emerald Ash Borer infestation and management process in another region of the country. Our experience in detection and effective treatment of this highly damaging pest is unmatched by any other company in the Salt Lake valley. We are the only company in the region that can claim to have managed over 2,000 Ash trees annually over a six year period during the height of Emerald Ash Borer pressure.

As to date, Emerald Ash Borer has yet to be ‘officially’ recognized by the Utah Department of Agriculture. With our past experience in early infestation detection of Emerald Ash Borer’s presence, we feel a professional obligation to inform and educate as many Ash tree owners as possible.

The presence of Emerald Ash Borer can come with an abundance of information, which can be at times conflicting, confusing and inaccurate for Ash tree owners trying to educate themselves. Rely on Wasatch Ecocare’s past Emerald Ash Borer experience to ensure that your Ash tree gets the most effective means of preservation from the beginning of the management process.

Please call today to speak to one of our arborists about what measures you can take to successfully preserve your Ash tree.

Frequent questions & concerns regarding Emerald Ash Borer treatment:tvt

My Ash tree appears to be healthy, do I have to worry about Emerald Ash Borer right now or should I wait until my tree shows signs of stress?

The key to managing Emerald Ash Borer is to be proactive. It’s never too premature to take the initial steps of having a tree inspection and starting a preventative management program.
Our treatment program yields a very high level of success in preventative and early infestation stages.

One of the challenges in managing EAB is that infested trees typically do not display visual stress signs until they have been infested for 1-3 years. This can give Ash tree owners a false sense of security. Our treatments have proven efficacy, but there are limitations of their curative capabilities once an Ash tree has reached a certain level of decline.

There are a number of products listed to treat Emerald Ash Borer, including some home products. Do they all work?

Treatment efficacy is another Emerald Ash Borer variable that receives a lot question and debate. Our position from past experience is: YES, there is a specific treatment program that will work in preserving your Ash trees. There are quite a few products listed to control Emerald Ash Borer, including some available for home owner use. Our past experience has shown us that most of the listed products can have variable results, sometimes leaving an Ash tree too far in decline to be able to be retreated with the correct products. The best available treatment products for Emerald Ash Borer are available only to licensed, professional tree care companies. Please give us a call to discuss what the best options are for you and your Ash tree.

Is it wasteful for me to treat my Ash even though my neighbor isn’t?

A very frequent and warranted concern when you are considering investing into the long term of health of your trees. If the application is performed correctly, then you will have nothing to worry about. Having worked in a high pressure EAB region, we are able to tell what works and what doesn’t, and have had success in protecting Ash trees adjacent to untreated trees.

Systemic insecticides used to treat Emerald Ash Borer are absorbed into the vascular tissue of the tree and provide prophylactic protection. Odds are that your Ash will be visited by the insect even while being treated, so it’s critical to have the correct insecticide and proper application to ensure its protection.

For more information visit www.emeraldashborer.info

We treat trees with emerald ash borer all over Salt Lake and Davis counties, including: Salt Lake City, Sugarhouse, Murray,  Holladay, Cottonwood Heights, Midvale, Sandy, Draper, Riverton, South Jordan, West Jordan, Centerville, Bountiful, Woods Cross, and Park City.