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Video: Injection process one way to treat trees to combat EAB

June 5, 2017 | Joe Comstock | how does that work, tips, trees
tree injection

WHAT IS IT?

Insecticide injection for ash trees.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The emerald ash borer lays its eggs underneath the bark of the ash tree which damages the tree to the extent that it eventually kills the tree. There are several ways to treat ash trees, one of which is the injection process, where an arborist drills small holes into the base of the tree. The tree then draws the insecticide in, protecting the tree for up to two years.

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Joe Comstock, after 16 years of working as a designer, art director, illustrator and sculptor in Los Angeles, moved back to Omaha and is currently the creative coordinator for OPPD’s Corporate Marketing & Communications. Skilled in all things creative, he can make the mundane - magical, the trite - tantalizing and the difficult – digestible. Along with being a lover of alliteration, he has a keen interest in golf, paintball, hunting and not doing yard work. His California wife moved back with him and loves everything but the winters. His two children are both stand-up comedians.

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