My name is Will Frerichs, owner of Frerichs Tree Service. I have created this website to provide Lincoln citizens the most complete information possible about a vicious insect called the emerald ash borer (EAB) which will decimate the ash trees of Lincoln over the next 10 to 15 years. The USDA has called EAB’s rampage the “largest plant infestation in history,” however, 15 years of university research demonstrates that ash trees in Lincoln can be protected with insecticides with an excellent success rate. The best time to start insecticide treatment of your high value tree is 2 or more years ago, but NOW is acceptable as well. Call 402-476-0499 today to begin protecting your ash tree from loss to EAB infestation.
To make an informed decision regarding who to trust to treat your ash tree or whether you can treat it yourself, you will need to learn a considerable amount of new information NOW about this insect and the best known treatment methods. Waiting several years to acquire this information serves little purpose since many of Lincoln’s untreated trees will be too sick to treat by then. Also, many treated trees will be weak or dead as well since not ALL treatment strategies for EAB protect ash trees from long term loss to EAB. This website provides comprehensive information to help homeowners understand all relevant aspects of the past, present, and future of EAB treatment in Lincoln. It will help you understand why ash trees need to be treated with insecticides prior to visible signs of infestation instead of afterwards.
The contents of this site is under continual revision as the EAB phenomenon matures in Lincoln. If you find another website or any other source of information about EAB with a more thorough explanation of the phenomenon for the layman than I am presenting here, please let me know.
Click here for a discussion of overlooked elements of EAB management, some common misconceptions, and the efficacy of EAB treatments.
Click here for pricing on insecticide application to control EAB.
Click here if you are ready to hire Frerichs Tree Service to protect your ash tree.
Click here for help determining if your ash tree is a good candidate for treatment.
Click here for a timeline of EAB progress in Lincoln.
Click here if you have an ash tree between the curb and sidwalk. “Your” tree is actually on city-owned property, and additional steps need to be taken if you want to protect the tree.
Click here for links to information about EAB on the web.
Click here for my general observations about the EAB phenomenon in Lincoln.
Click here for a discussion of the effects insecticides used to control EAB have on pollinating insects.
Click here for a technical overview of the various stages of treatment used to control EAB.
Insecticides used to control EAB are highly toxic and more concentrated than those used in common landscape use. If you use the information on this site as guidance in treating trees, you do so AT YOUR OWN RISK. Also, it is illegal for a homeowner to treat an ash tree on city property (trees between the street and sidewalk) and there is nothing to gain in doing so since without a permit from the city your tree is slated for ultimate removal. The positioning of right of way ash trees near the street means that insecticides applied to the soil have a very short path to contaminating Lincoln’s storm water system.
Frerichs Lawn & Tree Service lawn applications customers click here for information and FAQ.