Ash Tree Removal Ottawa ON
The Emerald Ash Borer in Ottawa
Native to eastern Asia, the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a green jewel beetle that feeds under the bark of ash trees. The EAB made its way to the city of Ottawa almost 8 years ago. Since then, countless trees have fallen victim to these destructive pests and a number of orders have been issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in an effort to slow down the destruction. These orders prohibit Ottawa residents from moving ash-tree products, like firewood, logs, or branches to the Greater Ottawa area. Despite these efforts, the EAB continues to destroy ash trees in Southern Ontario at a rapid pace.
Ottawa Ash Tree Removal
EAB’s can kill a tree in 1 to 4 years depending on the size of a tree. While treatments, like TreeAzin Systemic Insecticide, can help the situation, they can run at a pretty high price and are only effective if they are applied right away. If an ash tree is more than 10% destroyed, the best option is to remove the tree completely. Removing the infected tree as soon as you possibly can will ensure that weak limbs do not break free and damage your property. At Tim Allen’s Tree Services, we offer safe and reliable ash tree removal services to the people of Ottawa. If you suspect an EAB infestation, give us call. We can evaluate the extent of damage and provide you with options. With a combined 100 years of experience, we have the skill and expertise to complete the job in a safe and timely manner.
Signs of an EAB Infestation
- Loss of leaves and dead branches
- Branch and leaf growth at the bottom portion of the tree
- High woodpecker activity
- D-shaped holes
- S-shaped grooves beneath bark
If you are a resident in Ottawa, you have the chance to slow down the spread by giving the tree care professionals at Tim Allen’s Tree Service a call.