Emerald Ash Borer
We Treat Emerald Ash Borer and other invasive pests
Based in Dublin, Ohio, Bio Green Ohio uses a trunk injection system to treat your Ash and Hemlock trees. A trunk injection is the most effective alternative to spraying or soil applying pesticides for tree insect or pest control. Bio Green Ohio trunk injection equipment injects Emamectin Benzoate/Imidacloprid directly inside the tree. The trunk injection systems and formulations are proven to give the best results when protecting trees from borers and insects.
It is Eco-Friendly
Unlike spraying or soil applications, the Bio Green Ohio Arborjet system injects directly into the tree, limiting any impact to your family, the applicator, and the environment around you.
Trunk Injection Facts
- Through trunk injection, small doses of Emamectin Benzoate are carefully measured and injected directly into the tree’s transport tissues, enabling distribution within the tree, but limiting the impact to the environment.
- The best time to treat trees in the upper third of the country is from May through October when trees are most active, and water or nutrients are actively flowing in the tree. The larval (damaging) stage of EAB does its worst from August through October.
- Injections are made in the bottom 18 inches of the tree, at intervals of around 6 inches apart. The depth for the injection is between 5/8” and 1 5/8” into the tree. A 10 inch diameter tree would receive approximately a 1.5 ounce injection for two years of protection.
- Trunk injection formulations can take hours to weeks to move throughout the tree. Most often trees are protected within a few days.
- Trunk injection is widely considered to be the most effective and consistent method available for preventing EAB from attacking a tree, or killing EAB in an infested tree. It can stop damage even if the tree is already under attack without harming the surrounding environment.
- Researchers at Ohio State, Michigan State, Purdue, the University of Illinois, and University of Wisconsin have concluded that Arborjet’s trunk-injected systemic insecticides are the most effective treatment option, providing very effective control of EAB for two years, with a single application, even under heavy infestation pressure. It also provided a higher level of control than other products in side-by-side studies.
- Bio Green Ohio uses the Arborjet truck injection system which uses an Arborplug, a one way port with a self sealing, surgical septum that prevents product from leaking back out of the injection site.
* Insecticide Options for Protecting Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer – 2009 Joint research summary by Ohio State University, Michigan State University, Purdue University, University of Illinois and University of Wisconsin Extension.
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About Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald Ash Borer in Ohio: An Ecological Crisis
Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis), commonly known as EAB, is an invasive beetle that poses a significant threat to ash trees (Fraxinus spp.). Originating from Asia, this destructive pest has spread rapidly across North America since its accidental introduction in the early 2000s. Ohio, with its extensive ash tree population, has been severely impacted by the Emerald Ash Borer infestation. This essay will explore the background of the EAB, its devastating effects on Ohio's ash trees, and the efforts undertaken to mitigate its spread.
Emerald Ash Borer's Impact in Ohio
- Devastation of Ash Tree Population
According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Ohio has an estimated 3.8 billion ash trees, comprising about 25% of the state's forested land. The introduction of the Emerald Ash Borer has had a catastrophic impact on this population. Infestations have been reported in all 88 counties of Ohio, resulting in the death of millions of ash trees. The loss of such a significant tree species has disrupted ecosystems, impacted wildlife habitats, and altered the visual landscape of Ohio.
- Economic Consequences
The economic consequences of the EAB infestation in Ohio have been substantial. Ash trees have significant commercial value, primarily in the timber industry. The loss of ash trees has resulted in decreased revenue for landowners, forest product companies, and the state economy as a whole. Furthermore, municipalities and homeowners are burdened with the cost of removing and replacing dead and dying ash trees, often exceeding their available budgets.
- Environmental Impact
Ash trees play a vital role in Ohio's ecosystems, providing habitat for various wildlife species and contributing to the overall biodiversity of the region. The loss of ash trees due to the Emerald Ash Borer has disrupted these ecosystems and impacted native flora and fauna. The absence of ash trees has also led to changes in forest composition, allowing other invasive species to thrive and further destabilizing the delicate balance of Ohio's natural environment.
Background on Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald Ash Borer is believed to have arrived in the United States through wooden packing materials or shipping crates. The beetle's larvae bore into ash trees, disrupting the tree's nutrient and water transport system. Adult beetles feed on ash foliage, further weakening the trees. This combined damage often results in the eventual death of infested ash trees.
Efforts to Combat the Emerald Ash Borer in Ohio
Detection and Monitoring Early detection and monitoring programs have been crucial in managing the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer in Ohio. The ODNR, in collaboration with other agencies and organizations, has established a comprehensive surveillance system to track the beetle's movements. This includes the use of pheromone traps, visual surveys, and public reporting mechanisms to identify new infestations and track the beetle's range expansion.
Quarantine Measures Ohio has implemented strict quarantine measures to restrict the movement of ash trees and ash wood products in areas affected by the Emerald Ash Borer. This helps prevent the unintentional transport of the beetle to uninfested regions of the state. Quarantine regulations include restrictions on the movement of firewood, which is a significant pathway for the spread of the EAB.
Biological Control Biological control methods have been employed to manage the Emerald Ash Borer population in Ohio. One such method involves the release of parasitic wasps (Tetrastichus planipennisi and Spathius galinae) that target the EAB larvae. These wasps, native to Asia, have been found to be effective in reducing the beetle's population in some areas. Research and monitoring of these biological control agents continue to inform management strategies.
Public Awareness and Education Public awareness and education campaigns have been instrumental in engaging communities, landowners, and stakeholders in the fight against the Emerald Ash Borer. The ODNR, along with local authorities and environmental organizations, has conducted outreach programs, workshops, and training sessions to inform the public about the risks associated with the EAB and the appropriate actions to take.
The Emerald Ash Borer has had a devastating impact on Ohio's ash tree population, with widespread ecological, economic, and environmental consequences. However, the state has undertaken significant efforts to combat the beetle's spread and mitigate its effects. Through detection and monitoring, quarantine measures, biological control, and public awareness initiatives, Ohio is working to preserve its ash trees and safeguard its forests. Continued research, community engagement, and resource allocation will be critical in mitigating the long-term impact of the Emerald Ash Borer in Ohio and ensuring the health and sustainability of the state's ecosystems.
- Ohio Department of Natural Resources. (n.d.). Emerald Ash Borer. Retrieved from https://ohiodnr.gov/wps/portal/gov/odnr/discover-and-learn/forest/invasive-species/emerald-ash-borer
- Emerald Ash Borer Information Network. (n.d.). EAB in Ohio. Retrieved from http://www.emeraldashborer.info/state.cfm?statefips=39
- Haack, R. A., et al. (2002). The Emerald Ash Borer: A New Exotic Pest in North America. Retrieved from https://www.fs.fed.us/foresthealth/technology/pdfs/FHTET2002-04.pdf
- Kovacs, K. F., et al. (2010). Cost of Potential Emerald Ash Borer Damage in US Communities, 2009-2019. Retrieved from https://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/ja/ja_kovacs001.pdf
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Bio Green Ohio
6724 Perimeter Loop Rd.
Dublin, OH 43017
Phone: (614) 764-2260
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