Treating Green Ash trees with TreeAzin

Published on February 11, 2019   Green Ash Parkland Tree Care consultation TreeAzin EAB Parkland Tree Care

If you have Green Ash trees and you want to protect them from Emerald Ash Borer you will want to start treating them. At Parkland Tree Care Ltd. We use “TreeAzin” also known by its common name “azadirachtin” for control of EAB. We chose to work with this product because it is not a Neonicotinoid insecticide. The other available treatment for EAB is a Neonicotinoid insecticide known by the common name: imidacloprid. The Neonicotinoid family of insecticides have been linked to bee deaths and have been banned from many uses globally.

The attached article was posted by CBC News Manitoba regarding the 2 options for control of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). It is somewhat confusing in terms of differentiating between the two products currently registered.

One of the advantages of using TreeAzin is that it has very low mammalian toxicity and is derived from an organic source (Neem Tree seed extract). It is also listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) for use in organic crops.

TreeAzin has been shown to be highly effective for control of EAB plus it is NOT a Neonicotinoid. This is precisely why we at Parkland Tree Care Ltd. have chosen and recommend TreeAzin for control of EAB. Initially TreeAzin is injected into the lower tree trunk once every 2 years in the summer months.

If you have Ash trees or unsure if you have ash trees please contact Parkland Tree Care Ltd and we will have an ISA Certified Arborist assess your ash trees for possible treatment with TreeAzin. We will also assess your ash trees for overall health and branch / trunk structure. Trees that are found to be in poor shape should be removed rather then treated. Treatments must begin before infestation of EAB is evident. Once the infestation of the ash tree has progressed and die back is evident the only option will be to remove the tree.

Remember: EAB infested trees are a significant hazard and should be removed before they pose a danger.

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Decay, disease, storm damage and age all harm the trees we cherish. Luckily, there are steps we can take to prolong their lives like pruning, cabling and bracing and training. Jobs like these — and other dangerous jobs like removals and pruning—are best left to the experienced arborists at Parkland Tree Care. We have the necessary tools, equipment and knowledge to safely care for your trees and shrubs.

If you would like to schedule an appointment for a consultation or a free estimate please call us at 204-981-8273 or fill out the form. Let us know what your tree requires and one of our arborists will get back to you at the earliest possible convenience.