Pruning large Coniferous and Deciduous trees should be done with an understanding of how the tree responds to each cut. Proper pruning techniques with an understanding of tree biology can maintain good tree health and structure while enhancing the aesthetic and economic values of our landscapes.
Reasons For Pruning
- Building clearance
- Removing dead branches
- Removing crowded, rubbing limbs, or lower branches
- Eliminating hazards
- Increasing light and air penetration inside the crown or to the landscape below
- Removing diseased or insect infested branches/limbs
- Creating better structure to withstand weather elements
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)
Emerald Ash Borer is a highly destructive invasive pest that arrived from Asia which attacks and kills all species of True Ash (Fraxinus). During a relatively short time that EAB has been in North America, it has killed millions of Ash trees in United States and Canada, with billions more at risk of infestation and death.
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Emerald Ash Borer is a highly destructive invasive pest that arrived from Asia which attacks and kills all species of True Ash (Fraxinus). During a relatively short time that EAB has been in North America, it has killed millions of Ash trees in United States and Canada, with billions more at risk of infestation and death. The canopy of infested Ash trees begins to thin above infested portions of the trunk and major branches because EAB destroys the water and nutrient conducting tissues under the bark. Heavily infested trees exhibit canopy die-back usually starting at the top of the tree. One third to one half of the branches may die in one year. Most of the canopy will be dead within two years of when symptoms are first observed.
If Ash tree appears to be healthy: TREATMENT
Western Landscape Services is a professional licensed applicator of TreeAzin® Systemic Insecticide, which in Canada, is the most effective pesticide available to control EAB. TreeAzin is injected under a tree’s bark, directly into the conductive tissues, and moves upwards with the flow of water and nutrients. TreeAzin kills insect larvae feeding on the tree’s tissues by regulating growth and disrupting normal molting. Early summer injections provide effective control of EAB for 2 years while populations persist. TreeAzin treatment costs depend on degree of insect infestation, and the size, health, and location of a tree.
If Ash tree is infested: REMOVAL and REPLANTING
When treating any tree with a greater than 30 percent canopy thinning and/or dieback tree, treatment is not effective. Western Landscape Services can perform removals safely and efficiently. We encourage everyone who has space to plant new trees to replace those that have been or will be lost to EAB. Planting new trees can help maintain the overall urban forest canopy.
For more information on the Emerald Ash Borer and TreeAzin visit www.bioforest.ca
Devastating Emerald Ash Borer Now in Kingston
It has effected trees in south western Ontario, the GTA (Greater Toronto Area), and Ottawa and now the Emerald Ash Borer has been spotted in Kingston. Western Landscape Services can help so please do reach out to us.