Emerald Ash Borer Treatments

“Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, a beetle native to Asia, was first detected in Michigan in 2002. In addition to spreading by natural means, EAB can be transported to new areas in infested firewood, timber, and nursery stock. This beetle has been responsible for the loss of millions of ash trees in North America.”

New infestations are difficult to detect, as damage to the tree may not be apparent for up to three years. Symptoms of an infestation can include branch dieback in the upper crown, excessive epicormic branching on the tree trunk, and vertical bark splits. Woodpecker damage is sometimes apparent.

Cambistat Treatments

“Cambistat® boosts production of ascorbic acid, which helps fortify your tree’s defenses. Plus, it increases your tree’s fine root density, which aids in nutrient and water uptake. The result is a tree that’s appropriately sized for its environment, healthier, and stronger.”

Integrating Cambistat into your tree care plan is simple. Cambistat is typically used within 30 days of pruning, anytime during the growth season.

Cabling & Bracing

Due to fast growth, improper pruning practices, and storm damage, trees may need supplemental support. The physical structure of a tree can become unstable when it cannot support its own growth. Bracing and cabling provide supplementary support, and they should be inspected regularly as well as replaced at times.