Emerald Ash Borer Update
Emerald Ash Borer– Ash trees
UPDATE (July 31,2014)
Oak Hill Residents,
Thank you to those who attended the two Emerald Ash Borer sessions last week. As discussed in those sessions a confirmed infestation of EAB has been reported only a few miles away from Oak Hill at 81st and Switzer.
All of the information covered in the meetings has now been posted to our website www.oakhillhomes.org under the EAB Information tab. Oak Hill has over 250 Ash Trees that are susceptible EAB. If untreated, the Emerald Ash Borer will kill an Ash Tree in 2 to 3 years. Now is the time to start considering treatment options for the early spring if you want to save your tree. The Oak Hill Board has obtained significant pricing discounts with Urban Tree Specialists. You can contact them at urbantreekc.com . Mention the Oak Hill discount.
Oak Hill Homes Association Board
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has recently been found in Johnson County, Kansas.
The Oak Hill Homes board has decided against treating the ash trees in our common area against the emerald ash borer this year – 2013. We are following the recommendation of our K-State extension agent, Dennis Patton, who advocates treating only healthy viable trees. The damage of last years’ drought to our trees will be fairly evident by late August/ early September and would be a good time to have your ash trees evaluated by an arborist to aid in determining for/against treatment.
Only trees along Lackman and 79th St. are common area trees maintained by the homes association. Street trees in front of houses are the responsibility of the individual homeowners. Next year, the HOA board will be negotiating with one or two tree care companies on homeowner discounts and provide contact information. Some homeowners may elect to visit a nursery and treat against the pest themselves.
Please visit http://www.johnson.ksu.edu/ for detailed information. The Oak Hill website will provide details specific to our members only.