Why we’re so confident in the effectiveness of our treatment?
In September 2006, we visited Michigan and met with a Board Certified Master Arborist who was involved in the initial identification of the ‘EAB’ in his state. His area near Detroit is ‘ground zero’ for the Emerald Ash Borer. He created an innovative treatment program, and the results were amazing to see. He took us to several locations including subdivisions, malls, and apartment complexes. We saw the same thing in and around every location: full, healthy, vibrant Ash trees that were treated by this Arborist’s company, but surrounded by literally thousands of untreated dead Ash. The forest preserves, wooded lots and parkways looked as if a selective forest fire had gone through those areas, destroying only Ash trees. The devastation was very, very sad. But in the midst of the sea of dead Ash was the occasional green oasis, where this Arborists’ healthy, treated Ash trees stood, and still stand today! After seeing this Arborist’s success first-hand there is no way we would offer a less-proven method.
Which Ash trees to save?
A homeowner should assess their property and determine which Ash tree or trees are most valuable to their landscaping design. Is the tree well located? Does it provide shade to the patio, deck or the house itself? How many years will it take to grow a new tree of that size in its place? Does it add value to the property due to its aesthetic appeal? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then the tree may certainly be worth treating and saving!