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Detection and Management

Emerald Ash Borer Community Toolbox


To understand the scale of your current or future EAB infestation, including the diversity and health of your urban forest, conduct a tree inventory. Tree inventories could be conducted quickly only for ash trees or more holistically for all trees that your community manages. See the below guides on how to identify EAB and how to conduct a tree inventory.


Be sure you make the right ash management choices for your community. We strongly encourage you to consider the benefits of retaining your tree canopy (aesthetics, storm water runoff, increased tourism, increased property value, energy savings, decreased stress, etc.), as well as the financial expense of maintaining the treatments.

Insecticide treatment information

Hazard tree alert

Be aware that infested and dead ash trees are much more dangerous and unpredictable to work with than a healthy, green tree.