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Feb 25, mulch and emerald ash borer # Asked February 25,PM EST I have not been able to find information on solarizing tree trimmings to kill Emerald Ash borer, so am unable to advise you on this. Yes, clear plastic would heat up a pile faster than black or colored mulch. Mar 07, Studies show that diseased mulch cannot transmit pathogens to the roots of healthy trees. Not as much is known about it ability to infect vegetables, although it is thought unlikely.
Keeping the mulch on the surface of your soil will keep it away from the roots of your plants. Tree damaged by the emerald ash borer. May 23, If you hired a ash borer tree mulch tree company to remove your ash trees infested with EAB, they can safely dispose of the wood you don’t want. It’s that easy. Cheap and Easy Mulch. Or have the company who removed your ash trees turn the wood into mulch. Now, those trees can nourish the other plants in your yard.
Ah, the circle of life! Make a Fire. Apr 05, If your ash is smaller than 47 inches around the trunk at chest height [i.e., 15″ diameter at breast height (DBH)], you may be able to treat your ash tree yourself.
University of Wisconsin Pest Alert XHT (“Homeowner Guide to Emerald Ash Borer Insecticide Treatments”) provides a list of products currently available for homeowner use.