Emerald Ash Borer

emerald ash borerThe Department of Public Works is taking a proactive approach to prevent the devastating effects of emerald ash borer. Several areas in Wisconsin are now infected with the borer and the bright green insect has been discovered close to Greendale in Franklin, Oak Creek and Cudahy.  Public Works Forestry personnel have attended numerous trainings on emerald ash borer.  For the last several years the Department has been treating ash trees to prevent disease.  Over the last year the Department has treated 500 ash trees.  Public Works also tries to remove approximately 100 ash trees annually and replace them with a diverse array of disease resistant species of trees.  

The Greendale Public Works will continue to be proactive in the Village’s response plan while maintaining a flexible treatment and removal approach.  Please call (414) 423-2100 with questions or comments.

For additional information on emerald ash borer please visit: http://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/eab/index.jsp

Village's Emerald Ash Borer Plan
Village of Greendale Press Release (February 12, 2013)
Department of Agriculture Press Relase (February 12, 2013)