Emerald Ash Borer
About the Emerald Ash Borer
The Emerald Ash Borer (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.
Call 262-473-0560 if you have questions.
- Emerald Ash Borer Plan (PDF)
- Homeowner Plan Prepared by the Urban Forestry Commission (PDF)
- Private Citizen Property - Action Plan for Preserving Selected Ash Trees (PDF)
- Public - Action Plan for Preserving Selected Ash Trees (PDF)
- University of Wisconsin-Extension Homeowner Guide to Emerald Ash Borer Insecticide Treatments (PDF)
- University of Wisconsin-Extnesion Is My Ash Tree Worth Treating for Emerald Ash Borer (PDF)
Brad MarquardtDepartment of Public Works DirectorPhone: 262-473-0139
Alison StollPublic Works Administrative Assistant
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Brian NeumeisterStreets, Parks & Forestry Superintendent
Streets, Parks & ForestryFax: 262-473-0579
Jim BergnerWater Utility Superintendent
Water UtilityFax: 262-222-5907