In June of 2016, Nebraska became the 27th state with confirmation of emerald ash borer (EAB). Click on the link below for a refresher or to learn all you need to know about EAB.
Watch the short video below to learn why it’s important to buy your firewood where you intend on using it.
With EAB lurking on the horizon, many homeowners will choose to remove their ash trees and replace them with new trees. Please click on the link below to read how one Nebraska community is attempting to identify and promote the planting of trees that are best for our area.
Click the link below to watch the short video to see how Lincoln Tree Service is gearing up to treat EAB!
Following the protocols set by the Nebraska Forest Service, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture and the University of Nebraska, Lincoln Tree Service will begin to treat ash trees by micro-injection when the borer has been found with 15 miles of Lincoln.
Professionally applied trunk injections are the most effective treatments, especially for large trees. Their main drawback is the damage they cause to the tree and therefore are best applied by certified arborists well-trained in the procedure. The most common products available to the homeowner are soil applications, but they are somewhat less effective than injections and have a greater chance of harming beneficial insects, such as bees.
“Treatments need to be applied every one to two years and must be done for the remaining life of the tree,” said Mark Harrell, Forest Health Program Leader with the Nebraska Forest Service.
Owners of ash trees outside of the Omaha area may be anxious to begin treatments, but the recommendation is still to wait until EAB has been found within 15 miles of your trees. The chances that your tree will be the first one infested is very low, especially if it is being well cared for. The current treatment consideration zone extends from Fort Calhoun to Plattsmouth and from Gretna to east of Council Bluffs.
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was discovered on June 6, 2016 in Omaha. Nebraska becomes the 27th state to confirm the presence of EAB since 2002.
Interested in knowing more about the Emerald Ash Borer? Attend this FREE seminar in Beatrice hosted by the Gage County Extension Office on August 31, 2015. Click the link below for more details.
If you’re still confused about what an ash tree looks like, use this helpful guide. Click on the link below:
With the likelihood that we will see EAB in our area, be aware of scams like those that are popping up in Iowa. It pays to know the facts and to deal with a reputable company with a certified arborist, such as Lincoln Tree Service. Read more by clicking on the link below.
Although it once considered the only way to combat EAB was to remove the city’s ash trees, Cedar Rapids has taken a new approach. Click on the link below for the full article.