A Greener Indiana

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I first learned about the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) a few years ago when I went camping down in Brown County. We weren't allowed to bring in our own fire wood because a pesky little bug that kills ash trees might be hitching a ride. Since then I've learned that 35 Indiana counties are under EAB quarantine and the EAB has killed millions of trees throughout the Midwest.

In 2004, the EAB made its way into Indiana, beginning a very destructive eating frenzy. Adult EAB lay eggs in the springtime, producing larvae that feed on the inner bark of ash trees. This disrupts the tree's ability to transport water and nutrients throughout its system. EAB is 100% fatal to ash trees - targeting the healthiest first and killing a tree within 2-5 years.

More than 30% of Indianapolis-area trees are an ash species - green and white ash are the most common. If you have Ash trees on your property, you have a few options: let nature take its course and allow your tree to die (boo), remove your tree (ug), or treat your tree.

Enter Indy Ash, a local Emerald Ash Borer prevention and treatment company whose goal is to preserve Indiana's ash trees from infestation. Indy Ash uses an eco-friendly tree injection to kill EAB and protect Ash trees for 2+ years per treatment. Other treatments only protect the trees for 6 to 12 months and require harsh chemicals applied externally to the soil.

Now through March 22, you can save some money while saving your Ash trees on GreenClipping - www.greensavingsindy.com/greenclipping20.

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