The Threat of Emerald Ash Borer and the Need for Ash Tree Removal in Minneapolis and St. Paul
Emerald Ash Borer Tree Removal

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a destructive pest originating from China and Mongolia that has found its way to the United States. It poses a significant threat to ash trees, consuming tissues beneath the bark and leaving a trail of destruction in its wake1. Since its first detection in Detroit, Michigan in 2002, the EAB has destroyed tens of millions of true ash species across more than 25 states1. In particular, the Minneapolis and St. Paul area have witnessed significant damage due to this invasive pest.

Recognizing the Emerald Ash Borer Infestation

Early detection plays a crucial role in managing the EAB infestation. Some signs of an infestation include D-shaped exit holes or S-shaped tunnels under the bark of your ash tree, or if the upper part of your tree appears to be dying back. All species of North American ash are susceptible to EAB attacks, and once an ash tree is attacked, its chances of survival are slim1.

The Role of Expert Arborists in Managing Emerald Ash Borer Tree Removal

When dealing with an EAB infestation, it’s important to trust experts who understand the urgency of the situation and can provide comprehensive solutions. At Urban Tree & Landscape, we have over 20 years of industry experience and a team of certified arborists fully equipped to tackle any EAB issue. As members of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), we adhere to the highest standards of tree care.

Our EAB removal service aims to not only remove the infested trees but also prevent the pests from spreading to healthy trees in your yard. We will carefully inspect your property, identify the affected trees, and develop a tailored plan for safe and efficient removal. We also provide advice on how to protect your remaining ash trees from future infestations.

Emerald Ash Borer Emergency Tree Removal Services

EAB-infested trees can pose significant risks to your property, especially in the wake of a storm due to their weakened state. Our team is on standby, ready to respond swiftly and effectively to any tree-related emergencies.

Your Peace of Mind is Our Priority

Urban Tree & Landscape is fully licensed and insured, providing you with peace of mind knowing that your tree services are handled by professionals. We pride ourselves on offering competitive prices without compromising on quality.

Don’t let the Emerald Ash Borer make your property its next target. Trust Urban Tree & Landscape to take care of it all. Remember, early detection and action can save your precious ash trees from the Emerald Ash Borer.

Contact us today at (612) 532-9996 to discuss your tree care needs. We are ready to manage your little corner of the urban forest in Minneapolis, MN, and all surrounding cities.

Footnotes

  1. Emerald Ash Borer Information Network 2 3
  2. USDA APHIS – https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/planthealth/plant-pest-and-disease-programs/pests-and-diseases/emerald-ash-borer
  3.   Wisconsin DNR – https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/foresthealth/emeraldashborer/signs
  4.   University of Nebraska-Lincoln – https://nfs.unl.edu/eab-faq
  5.   University of Minnesota Extension – https://extension.umn.edu/tree-and-shrub-insects/emerald-ash-borers
  6.   Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies – https://www.caryinstitute.org/news-insights/feature/8-billion-north-american-ash-trees-risk-emerald-ash-borer
  7.   Emerald Ash Borer Information Network – http://www.emeraldashborer.info/
  8.   The Arbor Day Foundation<https://www.arborday.org/trees/health/pests/emerald-ash-borer.cfm
  9.   Rutgers University – https://plant-pest-advisory.rutgers.edu/recognizing-the-common-wood-borers-of-ash-trees/
  10.   Colorado State University Extension – https://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/insects/recognizing-wood-boring-insects-of-ash-trees-in-colorado-5-620/