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Emerald Ash Borer Treatment


Wedgle Direct Inject SystemAs a Board Certified Master Arborist, I have successfully treated ash trees since 2002.  During this time I have treated more ash trees and have more alive today than any other arborist in America.  Part of my treatment process utilizes the “Wedgle” Direct-Inject System, pictured on the left, from Arbor Systems.   It is the ONLY “no-drill” tree injection system on the market!  For more information on this amazing tool, go to (www.arborsystems.com)

Guaranteed treatment since 2004!

Since 2002, I have been telling everyone that Imidicloprid would work to prevent the Emerald Ash Borer.  Then in January of 2004,  I started offering a 100% Money back guarantee as evidenced by an article written at the time in the Detroit Free Press by Staff Writer Marty Hair.  Even in the beginning, when there was no scientific evidence yet available, I was steadfast in my belief that this preventative program would work. I had confidence in this treatment because I was seeing first-hand results! While leading efforts to save the ash trees, I sat on the Emerald Ash Borer Committee for the Michigan Green Industry Association (MGIA). Combining my efforts with those of other leading arborists on the committee allowed the MGIA to be successful in spreading the word to homeowners that treatment options were available.

Treatments involve the tree being injected with “Pointer” insecticide with the Wedgle tree injection system. The active ingredient is Imidicloprid. In addition to this trunk injection, trees will need a soil injection with Imidicloprid and various fertilizers and bio-root stimulants to keep the tree as healthy as possible.

As a Board Certified Master Arborist,  I also specialize in other tree problems:

  • Sycamore Anthracnose
  • Diplodia Tip Blight of pines
  • Dutch Elm Disease
  • Oak Wilt Disease
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The 5 steps of a free inspection:

Contact me today with your name and address! As one of Michigan’s Board Certified Master Arborists, I will see that your property is both visited and inspected for the Emerald Ash Borer. The visit will go as follows:

  1. All ash trees on your property will be identified.
  2. The current level of Ash Borer damage will be assessed.
  3. You will be provided with several options of treatments and a recommendation specific to your property.
  4. All efforts will be made to help clear up any misconceptions or conflicting information you may have concerning the Emerald Ash Borer.  Arborists like myself in Michigan,  have known for years that we can save individual ash trees, and we have seen thousands of treated ash trees survive while untreated trees nearby have died. Visit the Emerald Ash Borer Photo Gallery for visual proof!
  5. If treatment is recommended, you will receive a quote to treat your trees in the most safe, advanced, and cost-effective method available.

  8 Responses to “Emerald Ash Borer Treatment”

  1. I have an ash tree in my yard which was planted 17 years ago. At that time I was told it was a “Purple mountain ash” which is not a true ash.
    I am not sure it is a mountain ash because it is larger than the description of mountain ashes.
    Are mountain ashes susceptible to emerald ash borer?

    • It is true that Mountain Ash (Sorbus acuparia) is not an ash tree at all and not affected by the emerald ash borer. The problem is the nursery industry sometimes uses incorrect common names for what they sell. This also varies by region of the country. Your “Purple mountain ash” is most likely an “Autumn Purple Ash” (Fraxinus americana “Autumn Purple”). As such it ABSOLUTELY is susceptible to the emerald ash borer and needs to be treated. The true “Mountain ash” is a smaller (15-18ft max) ornamental tree with orange berries.

  2. I live in West Chicago, Illinois – do you have someone here who does your treatment?

    • Not only do I treat in West Chicago, but I have the City contract to treat EAB there until 2017. During that time ANYONE within the city limits can take advantage of this same contract and get their trees treated at the same price that the city gets. While it is not advertized within the City of West Chicago, it is on their website. Feel free to contact me to take advantage of this GREAT DEAL!

  3. The village came out today and marked my tree to be taken down. Is there anything that I can do to prevent this? Is it too late to treat my tree?

    • If you are referring to your parkway tree, then there is little you can do if they want to take it down. It belongs to the city. It sounds like they have already deemed it too far gone to treat, but that is not always the case with each municipality. Some cities DO ALLOW PRIVATE HOMEOWNERS to treat their parkway trees BUT MAKE SURE IT IS OK WITH THEM before you do it. And be sure they won’t cut down your tree anyway, even after you have treated it. I suggest you call the Department of Public Works within your own city to find out what they are planning to do. BE CAREFUL even if your tree is on YOUR property but close to the city line. I know for a fact that Carol Stream, Illinois cut down a private property owners tree by mistake, that had been TREATED for EAB for three years and had NO SIGNS of infestation. Mistakes can happen!

  4. My White Ash was treated by the City of Chicago for Asian Long-Horn Beetles a few years ago. Will this treatment protect against EAB?

    • There are no treatments on the market that last for “a few years”. Personally I recommend a treatment that needs to be repeated yearly. As this insect’s population is TEN TIMES worse from one year to the next, I have shown this to be the best way to SAVE YOUR ASH!

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