The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) EAB has been found in close proximity to Whitewater, and according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and Department of Agriculture, a plan of action is strongly recommended to lessen the environmental impact and safety hazards due to the destructive effects of this insect.
The Emerald Ash Borer is a metallic-green, wood-boring insect native to parts of Asia. Although it does not kill the ash trees in its native range, it will very likely kill all the true ash trees in the western hemisphere if those trees are left untreated. EAB entered the U.S. in the early 2000s (or earlier) by way of shipping crates, and has wiped out millions of ash trees in the wake of their path.
For vital information on the Emerald Ash Borer, look at the following documents.
NEW! Emerald Ash Borer Homeowner's Plan prepared by the Urban Forestry Commission
Emerald Ash Borer Plan
Emerald Ash Borer Action Plan for Preserving Selected Ash Trees - Private Citizen Property
Emerald Ash Borer Action Plan for Preserving Selected Ash Trees -Public
Please contact City Forester Chuck Nass with questions: 262-473-0560