New Heights Tree Service located in Longmont, CO provides Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) trunk injection treatments, tree fertilizing for Maple Chlorosis, and solutions for many other plant health care problems (PHC). We work with school districts, HOA’s, businesses parks, and homeowners. Currently we service the Boulder County area but will be expanding as the Emerald Ash Borer’s treatment zone increases.
The Emerald Ash Borer was first discovered in the U.S. near Detroit MI in 2002. As of November 2016, it has spread into 27 other states. In the Summer of 2013, EAB was found in Boulder, Colorado near the intersection of 30th and Iris. Since then it has also been found in Longmont and Gunbarrel.
The Emerald Ash Borer has killed tens of millions of Ash trees so far. It is considered to be the most destructive forest insect the U.S. has ever seen. Green Ash trees can live for up to 300 years and White Ash up to 600 years. Urban environments will lose not only the beauty of the tree but experience rising costs in air-conditioning, watering, and erosion.
The Emerald Ash Borers’ larvae develop under the Ash’s bark and feed on the tree’s food and water transport system (phloem layer). Their feeding causes infested trees to be brittle, dangerous, and prone to breakage.
Preemptive application of the injectable insecticide emamectin benzoate is the recommended treatment for trees that are to be saved.
Otherwise, tree death usually occurs within 2-4 years of the bugs presence.
All untreated Ash trees will become infested and have to be removed.
Related: Multi-State EAB Insecticide Study