Emerald ash borers are extremely deadly to ash trees and slowly kill them over the course of an infestation. They're hard to spot, so unfortunately they are often not detected until they have already caused significant damage to the tree. Thankfully, emerald ash borers can easily be prevented from infesting your ash trees if you apply systemic pesticides to them — this makes your tree uninhabitable for them and stops their spread.
If you're like most homeowners, you really value the trees in your yard for the aesthetic beauty they provide as well as the shade. You may also receive added benefits of fresh fruit or nuts and wind protection from your trees. However, even though many types of trees are extremely long-lived, nothing lasts forever, and the time may come when having a specific tree removed may be the best course of action.
I have always been one of those people who isn't afraid to get their hands dirty, which is why I started trimming my own trees. However, after doing it by myself for a few years, I realized that my yard was starting to look a little DIY, which wasn't the look that I was going for. To make things right, I decided to invest in a professional tree service who could come out and fix up my yard. They were amazing to work with, and they even came with all of their own equipment. This blog is all about the benefits of professional tree care, versus doing things on your own.