The Emerald Ash Borer Beetle (EAB), after devasting trees in the Midwest, is spreading across the country, is expected to spread soon to New Jersey where there are many ash trees, particularly in the northwest of the state. Millions of trees have been killed already. In this case, trees will likely die from the top down, causing a safety and environmental issue for residents. Please take a minute to read the information, determine if you have Ash trees on your property and begin to formulate a plan for dealing with the potential devastation.
For more information, please see the following:
Do you know what an Ash Tree looks like? Visit this website.
Emerald Ash Bore Pest Notice from NJ State Forestry Service
A League of Municipalities Magazine Article on the Emerald Ash Borer
Anyone interested in diagnostic assistance can contact the Rutgers Plant Diagnosic Lab, where they are able to examine samples for Emerald Ash Borer. Requestors are asked to contact the Rutgers Plant Diagnostic Lab and will probably be asked to bring sample of the beetle, larvae, and/or sample of symptomatic tissue.