Columbus Local News: Region > News > Arborist's treatment protects against ash borers
By LAURA ENGLEHART
Published: Monday, June 22, 2009 10:27 AM EDT
Several Central Ohio cities are cutting down ash trees to prevent infestation of the emerald ash borer, an invasive, wood-boring insect that infests and kills native North American ash trees.
But one Dublin arborist says he can save them.
Elliott Schaffer, a certified arborist, started Environmental Horticultural Services in response to the pest, which was first discovered in the U.S. in Michigan seven years ago.
His advertisement says, 'I can treat your trees with an injection that controls the emerald ash borer for one full season -- guaranteed.' And that's what he's hoping people will opt to do."