Chemical Treatments 

The Emerald Ash Borer is the most destructive forestry pest in U.S. history. This insect feeds on Ash trees and cuts off their supply of nutrients, therefore killing the tree. Ash conservation efforts are stronger than ever, and treatment options are available to protect trees. Emma Joe's Tree Service offers the most effective preventative treatment available for this insect. We apply EAB chemical insecticide injections straight into the trunk of your tree. When applied correctly by a licensed professional, EAB is found to be 90 percent effective. It is important to the health of the tree that it receives treatment every two years in order to prevent being attacked by these insects.  

Oaks can often be effected by Chlorosis due to low pH-levels in Iowa soil, and need injections to help keep the tree healthy. These treatments should be done every couple of years and we are happy to provide this service to keep your Oak trees thriving.

Japanese Beetles, commonly called June bugs in the midwest, are a leaf chewing pest to many plants. We offer chemical applications to deter these pets from eating your landscaping during their peak season. 

Oak wilt is another concern for oak trees, infected trees will have leaves that start to discolor and fall prematurely, you also may notice multiple dead limbs on your tree. This disease is treatable and trunk injections are recommended in either the spring or fall. 

Fire Blight is a common disease among apple, pear, and other fruit trees. It's carried by pollinators from an infected tree and can spread quickly. This disease can be prevented with chemical treatments applied in the spring and fall. 

Bronze Birch Borer is an insect that will feed on and rapidly decline the health of your Birch trees. This pest can be treated for anytime in the season, it's best to treat as soon as you notice the infestation to save the tree. 

Anthracnose or Leaf Blight is most commonly found on sycamore, white oak, and dogwood. However, oak, ash, elm, maple, hickory, walnut, birch, and linden trees can also be affected by this disease. Commonly diagnosed when you see considerable premature leaf loss this disease is treatable with trunk injections in the fall and followed up in the spring.