Kentucky Zoo Fights Against Emerald Ash Borer


Originally published September 2014

The Louisville Zoo is also a botanical garden, where the trees are essential to help simulate the animals’ native environments. Four years ago, Emerald Ash Borer made its way into Kentucky and the destruction was soon evident. The Louisville Zoo has chosen to save its trees and fight EAB with Arborjet’s TREE-äge®.

Choosing to Treat

“We’re actually treating about 42 trees in the Zoo,” said horticulture supervisor, Will Nay. “We’ve already had to remove eighteen to nineteen trees. You start cutting down a whole lot of trees, you start feeling bad.”

A Pleasant Environment for the Future

The infestation in Louisville is expected to last six or seven years, which means repeat treatments to save the park’s valuable trees. Once EAB has devastated the area and moved on, these mature trees will continue to provide shade and a pleasant environment to the park’s residents and visitors.

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