Emerald Ash Borer

My name is Will Frerichs, owner of Frerichs Tree Service.  I have created this website to provide Lincoln homeowners 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 years.  Although the USDA states that “EAB is responsible for the destruction of tens of millions of ash trees in 30 states,” university research and field results demonstrate that ash trees in Lincoln can be protected with insecticide injection with a very high success rate.  The best time to start insecticide treatment of your high value tree is 2 to 4 years ago, but NOW is acceptable as well.  Call or text 402-476-0499 today to begin protecting your ash tree from loss to EAB infestation.

Click here if you are ready to hire Frerichs Tree Service to protect your ash tree.

Click here for pricing on insecticide injection to control EAB.

Click here for help determining if your ash tree is a good candidate for treatment.

Click here if you have an ash tree between the curb and sidewalk.  “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 my main page, with more information regarding 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 Lincoln homeowners 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 legal 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.  Also, soil applied products are of little value in protecting ash trees at existing EAB pressures.