The Emerald Ash Borer is officially
in Berkshire, Litchfield & Columbia Counties!
Barrett Tree Service is the first local tree care company who can preemptively protect your ash trees from the emerald ash borer in an environmentally and a safe, sustainable and effective manner
Many US states have lost a large number of their ash trees to this pest... within 5 years most of our ash trees may be gone if we don't act now.
On Wednesday, July 20th, 2016, Barrett Tree Service, Inc. became the first area tree care company to preemptively treat Ash trees using a safe and effective method. Barrett uses a plant based pesticide to ward off the emerald ash borer (EAB) which is going to devastate our ash trees if not treated.
“This type of treatment meshes well with our company’s philosophy,” said president, Winthrop Barrett. “Holistic tree care is the only way to look after our clients’ trees in a sustainable way. It feels good to be ahead of the curve and do the right thing for our customers, our local area, our planet, and our company’s mission. Neonicotinoids, which are a synthetic type of pesticide that resembles nicotine, currently are used by others to treat the EAB. However, it has been linked to the declining bee population. It is finally starting to be banned in other countries around the world. And it will be banned here soon as well.”
We are encouraging our customers and local municipalities to take the time now to inventory and survey the ash trees on their property’s and decide if there are ash trees they would like to save.
An article that was published in 2013 on www.americanforest.org entitled Will We Kiss Our Ash Goodbye?, shows pictures of the destruction caused by EAB in an Ohio town in just 3 years. It paints the true picture of what is to come if we don't react now.
“Now is the time to do something if you have ash trees you want to save. I found the emerald ash borer in Pittsfield this past Spring. And it has also been found in Lee, Pittsfield, Torrington, CT and south western Columbia County in New York. It is definitely here.” Barrett said.
According to the EPA, if you are within 15 miles of a location that the EAB has been confirmed, you can legally start treating your ash trees now for this disease and potentially save them.
Please don’t wait, now is the time to get on board with Barrett Tree Service’s sustainable and safe approach to ash tree preservation and enable your ash trees to survive this devastating, emerging and invasive pest that will wipe out all of our ash trees in the next few years.
For more information and/or an estimate to save your trees, please call us today at 413-229-9914 or Email Us Now.
You can find out more about this issue, how to identify if you have ash trees, what the signs and symptoms are and the economics of acting now by checking out the following links:
What does an ash tree look like?
Signs and Symptoms of the emerald ash borer
Mass Forest Alliance on the EAB
Emerald Ash Borer Info
Economics of Dying Ash Trees in CT