Sunday, May 25, 2014

Is EAB Emerging in Your Area?

Are you in on the fight against the invasive species that has devastated ash trees in the northern and central part of the state of Illinois?

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Risk Management can help stop the spread of this little bugger. 

EAB is a small, (1/2-inch long, 1/8-inch wide) metallic green beetle native to Asia. Discovered in Illinois in 2006, it has since spread throughout northeast Illinois and remote locations in and around LaSalle and Bloomington. EAB feeds only on members of the Fraxinus genus or true Ash trees. If trees go untreated, the death rate is 100 percent. If infested trees are not treated or removed, EAB will continue its destructive path — eventually wiping out ALL Ash trees. It's no joke. ALL ash trees will be wiped out. Please do your duty in saving trees. Understand that EAB risk management should be done by a tree service with a certified Arborist that has the experience and knowledge of how to effectively deal with EAB.

Ash trees make-up a large percentage of our green canopy in Illinois and EAB destruction has and will continue to have a huge impact on our state's landscape. 

Do your part and at the very least contact your local tree service to survey your yard, taking a special look at any ash trees for signs of EAB. 

Thank you,
Jenni Willis 
President and CEO, Trees "R" Us, Inc.

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