In this CCX Media segment, Justin Bence of Davey's North Minneapolis, Minnesota, office discusses when to treat or replace an ash tree now that emerald ash borer has been in Minneapolis for nearly a decade.
Posted: September 5, 2018
Emerald Ash Borer has been in the Northwest Metro for about ten years. Experts say the ten year mark is roughly when damage from the pests becomes very visible.
It’s called the “death curve.”
The borer is steadily moving across the country from east to west, leaving dead ash trees in its wake. As the bugs tunnel through the trees, they destroy the part of the tree that moves sap from the bottom to the top. This effectively starves the tree.
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