The Emerald Ash Borer has arrived in the Collingwood area.
As a homeowner with any sort of landscaping, chances are that at least a few ash trees dot your property in certain spots. Ash trees provide significant economic benefits to homeowners, which can include everything from decreased energy demands to enhanced property values. On top of these benefits, ash trees provide additional substantial benefits to their surrounding ecosystem.
Since its discovery in 2002, the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an exotic beetle that when in larvae form, consumes the inner bark of ash trees, has killed millions of ash trees in Canada and throughout the world. The number of ash trees devastated by this beetle is increasing rapidly, compromising planted and natural areas of urban forests everywhere.
At a recent meeting, the Town of Collingwood presented its Urban Forest Management Plan, which revealed that the EAB has arrived in the Collingwood, Ontario area. Those with ash trees on their property should be concerned about its arrival since the Emerald Ash Borer will kill any and all untreated ash trees in the province of Ontario. Once a tree dies due to this disease, it becomes a safety hazard and must be removed at a cost to the homeowner.
The only way to protect your ash trees from the threat of EAB is with TreeAzin® injections. Injected directly into an ash tree’s bark underlayer, TreeAzin® kills insect larvae feeding on the tree’s tissues by disrupting normal molting and regulating growth. If you are worried about protecting your ash trees in the wake of the Emerald Ash Borer’s arrival, contact us at WillowStone today. We can answer your questions, assess the health of the ash trees on your property, and recommend solutions, like TreeAzin®, for protecting your trees.
At WillowStone, we can help treat emerald ash borer tree diseases for residents of Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, Wasaga Beach, and Thornbury, Ontario.