Glendale residents who have ash trees on their property are strongly encouraged to develop a strategy for managing their trees and maintaining property value as the EAB wave moves through the North Shore during the next decade. Treating high-value ash trees on your property to preserve tree canopy is a viable option. Check out the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) at: Emerald Ash Borer Homeowners Guide
The site includes information about how to contact a certified arborist to get professional advice in developing your strategies, as well as information on treating trees to prevent ash mortality. It is important to not delay your planning. Once EAB gains a foot-hold, ash mortality will come swiftly, overwhelming the resources available to remove dead, standing trees.
The National EAB Informational Website and the Wisconsin EAB Website (links below) are excellent sources of information. It is vitally important to have good information about this exotic pest so you can make the most informed decision about the ash trees on your own property, thus helping to preserve the urban tree canopy throughout the City. Spread the word to friends and neighbors as well.