Emerald Ash Borer Management

When dealing with Emerald Ash Borer, it is incredibly important to take all the right steps to reduce the risk of this destructive invasive species doing damage to any additional trees. Often large numbers of trees are cleared at once to try and contain these invasive species populations. Bye Bye Stumps is here to help you with all your stump grinding needs when dealing with Emerald Ash Borers.

One common mistake that is made when dealing with Emerald Ash Borers is leaving behind the stump of the tree prolonging the problem. Ash trees re-sprout quickly from their stump after being cut down, still making them a viable home for these destructive pests. The best way to deal with this problem is by simply having all the stump’s ground, including the root system at the base of its stump. Grinding a stump completely eliminates any chances of it re-sprouting making it the safest solution for dealing with emerald ash borers.

What Do I Do If I Have Emerald Ash Borers?

If you find that your trees have been infested with Emerald Ash Borers, there are a few things that you can do to safely treat or dispose of the wood without spreading these bugs to trees elsewhere. Be careful, you do not want to spread. The best way to kill these species is to destroy the wood that they are living in. It is important to destroy the entire tree including the stump because they can continue to live and reproduce if the stump is left behind. When disposing of the wood, do not take the wood outside of the county from where it was cut.

Here are some of the best ways to dispose of wood that has been affected by EAB (Emerald Ash Borers):

  • You can burn the wood that has been affected by Emerald Ash Borers, but be careful not to transport the wood because of its potential to spread EAB.
  • You can mulch the wood affected by EAB and use it for landscaping projects around your property.
  • You can take the wood to a recycling center, but be sure to let them know that it has been affected by EAB so they can dispose of it safely.
  • Have the stump ground to ensure that the affected tree does not allow it to spread to others.
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