Emerald Ash Borer Update
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Update – 8/14/2017
As we move toward the end of the summer, I (Randy Stephens, HOA EAB Chair) want to pass on some updated EAB information that is specific to our Oak Hill neighborhood:
Key Points to Consider:
As a reminder, we continue to work with a treatment provider, Urban Tree Specialist, to provide their services at a greatly reduced rate to the Oak Hill homeowners. To schedule a tree evaluation and receive a treatment quote, Urban Tree Specialist can be reached at 816-214-8327.
You can contact them at urbantreekc.com . Mention the Oak Hill discount.
Oak Hill Homes Association Board
Questions or Want to Learn more about Saving your Tree?
Oak Hill Neighborhood EAB Progress
The Oak Hill Board recently hired an arborist to inventory and assess the 264 street facing Ash trees in our neighborhood. That survey is now up on the Oak Hill website at www.oakhillhomes.org under the “Emerald Ash Borer Update” tab.
In the document it details all of the trees for each home in Oak Hill. The diameter of each tree is detailed as well as the condition of the tree ranking either Excellent, Good, Fair or Poor. No tree in Oak Hill currently shows any signs of EAB.
34 Ash Trees in the common area along Lackman & 79th street were also inventoried. These trees were all rated as poor as they run underneath power lines and have routinely been trimmed back by the city and KCP&L.
The Oak Hill Board recommends treating all Ash trees with a Fair rating or better to prevent EAB infestation. We are working on obtaining a discount on the treatment for Oak Hill Homeowners. We also plan to hold two informational sessions later in July for Oak Hill Homeowners to get more information about treatment options.
The Emerald Ash Borer beetle infests and destroys ash trees, which make up approximately 25% of the trees in Lenexa.
For more information on the Emerald Ash Borer, you can consult the following website. www.lenexa.com/parks/trees.html
The Oak Hill HOA Board
KEY TO READING:
There are 4 conditions and/or columns. Each location/house might have a front tree which won’t have a location or (n,s,e,w). Some houses have multiple street trees and that is where the directions come into play. DBH stands for diameter. This will be important when we finalize the treatment discount. Treatment plans tend to be two years plans and based on the diameter of the trees.