The emerald ash borer beetle continues to cause widespread destruction to local ash trees. The infestation is also costing property owners a lot of money to take down trees, especially if they have several.
Haskell Tree Service in West Falls said its crews are incredibly busy because there are so many dead trees. The company had to purchase a new $400,000+ truck with a telescoping arm, claw and saw to handle the growing demand to remove ash trees. The state-of-the-art vehicle, called "T-Rex," allows crews to take down problem ash trees faster, cheaper and adds more safety for workers.
But is there a way to save your trees and your money?
We talked with Greg Haskell who said there are options if property owners get trees diagnosed and treated before they become too infected.
7 Eyewitness News Reporter Ed Reilly has more in his report.
You can contact Haskell Tree Service for more information at (716) 655-3359.