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The mindset in Cincinnati, with respect to the Emerald Ash Borer, stems from influential people that preached the message “your ash trees are doomed.”

Here is an article from October, 2006 that captures that mindset.  Rapid advances in treatment technology have proven many of these perceptions to be inaccurate today, but people still believe them.

“Ash trees… doomed to death from attacks by the emerald ash borer. Some say it will be within the next year; others predict the destruction over the next five to 10 years.”

“…we have little data to suggest that continual, annual applications will keep borers out of any specific ash tree.”

Check out this paper by professors from OSU, Michigan State, University of Wisconson,  and Purdue.  It has lots of data!

“The best treatments are not 100 percent effective and, eventually, the insects will infest a treated tree and kill it.”

Today there is a treatment system that is 100% effective, and guaranteed.  See the above paper.


seek a written guarantee… there are no guarantees.”

Back Tree Service has a 100% guarantee.  You can see it here.

Guarantee

“The emerald ash borer is the second devastating insect attack the last 60 years. Dutch elm disease wiped out thousands of elm trees in the 1950s and 60s.”

That was a disease that was carried by insects, the EAB is an insect that destroys the tree.  But if we destroy and replace trees, every time and choose not to treat them, then what is the true cost over time?

To learn how you can identify the Emerald Ash Borer click on this link  http://www.backtree.com/emerald-ash-borer.php

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“Ash trees… doomed to death from attacks by the emerald ash borer. Some say it will be within the next year; others predict the destruction over the next five to 10 years.”
“…we have little data to suggest that continual, annual applications will keep borers out of any specific ash tree.
“The best treatments are not 100 percent effective and, eventually, the insects will infest a treated tree and kill it.”
seek a written guarantee… there are no guarantees.”
“The emerald ash borer is the second devastating insect attack the last 60 years. Dutch elm disease wiped out thousands of elm trees in the 1950s and 60s.”
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