Arthur Ratliff Tree & Stump Removal

Emerald Ash Borer Treatment

Protecting Missouri's Ash Trees

Treatment Against the Emerald Ash Borer

It is possible to treat - and save - an ash tree from the EAB! Our process includes injecting a chemical (Emamectin Benzoate) directly into the tree trunk, which is effective for two years before needing re-application.

EAB Management Guide for Homeowners

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is a serious threat to ash trees in Missouri. This invasive pest will eventually kill unprotected ash trees. Many trees can be saved with the careful use of systemic insecticides. However, not all ash trees should be treated, and for many locations the start of treatments should be delayed. This guide will assist you in making decisions about protecting your trees from this invasive pest.
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Signs and Symptoms Your Ash Trees May be Infected

D-shaped exit holes about 1/8” wide
Winding, S-shaped tunnels just under the bark
New sprouts on the branches and lower trunk
Increased woodpecker activity on the tree
Sparse leaves and/or branches dying in the upper part of the tree
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Professional EAB Treatment and Management

The first step should be contacting us for an evaluation. We will be able to identify if your trees can be saved, or need to be removed to prevent further spread.
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