Emerald Ash Borer (E.A.B.) has been confirmed in Delaware, spreading its range of threat to our neighborhoods and communities. Exhaustive efforts are being employed to try and save populations of Ash trees throughout the country, meaning there is an alternative to cutting them down. Keeping trees healthy by using preventative treatments are one of the only means for protection against this pest. Once a tree has been attacked, it is almost always fatal if not treated properly. Emerald Ash Borer has no native control enemies. E.A.B. has also been identified on White Fringe Trees (Chionanthus virginicus), precautious measures are highly recommended.
Homeowners are recommended to have their trees carefully assessed by a professional Arborist. Specific treatments and tree care management are required to help properly subside the issues pertaining to specific trees; not all trees should be removed, however, not all trees are worth saving.
Please contact DiSabatino Landscaping & Tree Care for a free consultation by our Certified Arborist. We urge our friends and colleagues to take action sooner rather than later; once the tree starts to show damage it is too late. Keep in mind, preservation is often much cheaper than removal of the tree. Prices are based off of the size (diameter inches at breast height) and treating multiple trees, neighborhoods and communities can reduce treatment price.