Emerald Ash Borer Treatment – Sioux Falls

Treatment Recommendations

If you have an ash tree within 15 miles of a confirmed find of emerald ash borer, industry guidelines recommend a direct injection treatment of Emamectin Benzoate directly into the trees xylem tissue.

Our Treatment Programs and Guarantee

The direct injection into the trunk will last 2 years. This treatment is 99.9% effective at protecting ash trees from dying from emerald ash borer.

I exclusively use Rainbow Treecare Scientific products and equipment when caring for your trees. Rainbow Scientific Advancements products are science based, well researched, and have been proven effective on a wide variety of pest and disease problems. For emerald ash borer, I will directly inject ArborMectin (4% Emamectin Benzoate) using either their specialized iQ Tree Infuser or Q Connect systems. This injection method does not use or leave plastic plugs in your tree. Exact dosage of the chemical is accomplished by using a small computer within the iQ system. Other systems use high pressure from manual pumps to force the chemical into the tree. Some even use plastic plugs that are left in the tree. Which can prevent wound closure and leaves more room for operator error when injecting.

I will also place a small aluminum tag on each treated tree. Nailed in at roughly 6-7 feet up on the trunk. Yard trees will have the tags on the north side. Street trees will have the tag on the street side per city tagging requirements. My personal tags will have the year of treatment and other necessary information.  You will also have access to a website with GPS marker locations of your treated trees. This will show past treatments, tree information like trunk diameter, and any notes on the condition of the tree.

The treatment program also includes a tag with GPS marked location to verify your tree has ben protected.

Our treatment process uses only the best equipment to provide very accurate dosages.

Experience Matters

I have over 10 years experience injecting and treating trees and have have been caring for trees for over 15 years. I am the only ISA Board Certified Master Arborist (MW 4503B) doing tree treatments in the State of South Dakota. My only job is caring for the health of peoples trees and providing accurate science based information. Be cautious trusting the treatment of your ash tree to someone who doesn’t have the necessary experience with tree treatments or is jumping into treatments for the first time. A company that provides other services beyond tree healthcare likely doesn’t have the necessary experience to care for your trees effectively. The treatments are extremely effective, but if done incorrectly, they will not work and your tree will be at risk.

If you hire Aspen Arboriculture to treat your ash trees, you will get me, Sam Kezar, and ISA Board Certified Master Arborist to complete the treatments. Your trees are too important to leave to an unexperienced technician.

For more information on emerald ash borer in Sioux Falls, your options for combating the pest, the quarantine, and other factual information you can visit our emerald ash borer fact sheet page on our website or head to the State Department of Agricultures webpage by clicking the following links:


South Dakota Department of Agriculture