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Quite a few of the 7,000+ people who call Delafield home have also called us to their homes. It’s a fine example of a Lake Country town with lots to offer. Sometimes we love taking our lunch breaks in the charming downtown areas.
We’re looking out for Delafield’s trees.
Hiking, biking, and water skiing…there’s plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy in this part of Waukesha County. And Delafield’s trees are a big part of that.
Healthy trees are a big part of our business. As one of the only fence contractors who uses the stronger, more durable Northern White Cedar over the cheaper Red Cedar, we think a lot about our natural resources. We’re concerned as proud Wisconsonites too. Because when we’re not building fences, many of our guys are out enjoying the natural beauty of every county we serve.
That’s why we wanted to take a moment to warn you about two species which threaten Waukesha County.
Gypsy moths can defoliate an entire neighborhood in a matter of days. They leave dead and dying trees behind them.
Waukesha county is still under gypsy moth quarantine. And quite a few of the homeowner’s we’ve talked to say they’ve been a problem.
Here are a few resources that you should be aware of.
- Here is an excellent guide to identifying gypsy moths.
- Worried you might get gypsy moths? If you’ve got any of these trees or shrubs on your property, you should be extra vigilant.
- This guide will teach you how to mitigate a gypsy moth infestation on your own property.
The Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection keeps a close eye on gypsy moth populations. If you are in their spray or treatment area they will send a postcard to let you know before they spray. These industrial-level aerial sprays are the only known way to end an infestation for good. Your individual efforts may keep them a little bit under control, but a wider effort is also required.
The Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald ash borers are somewhat less worrisome than gypsy moths, if only because they only attack ash trees. But they swiftly kill any ash trees they infest, and plenty of Delafield homeowners have trees that are at risk.
Here’s where you can find out more:
- This guide will help you identify the emerald ash borer.
- If you need to report the presence of emerald ash borers on your property, call (800) 462-2803.
- If your ash trees are less than 47″ in diameter you can try spraying them yourself. Here is a list of insecticides that work.
- This is how you safely dispose of a dead ash tree.
- Most homeowners won’t want to do it themselves. They will want a tree removal specialist. You can find a certified, reputable arborist here.
Together, we can protect Delafield’s trees!
Remember, we’re not tree specialists. We’re just fence guys who happen to have taken an interest. But it’s worth noting these insects do enjoy congregating on old fence lines.
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