The Emerald Ash Borer Municipal Management Case Studies were developed to help municipalities determine the best approach to ash management for their unique situation. The case studies were drawn from six municipalities in the Midwest, New England, and Vermont that vary in population, percentage of public trees that are ash, and resources. Each case study includes the economic costs of ash management for that municipality.
Approach: Preserving Urban Ash Trees
East Montpelier, Vermont
Approach: Conducting a Pilot Study for Community Engagement and Cost Estimate
South Hero, Vermont
Approach: Education, Coordination, and a County-wide Approach
Approach: Focusing on Removals in a Rural Community
Upper Arlington, Ohio
Approach: Staying One Step Ahead
Approach: Removal and Replacement with Diversity of Species
We'd like to acknowledge the following individuals and organizations for generously sharing their time and experience to help with this project: Clint Boggs (City of Chillicothe Ohio Parks Department) and Chillicothe Shade Tree Committee; Steve Cothrel (Parks and Forestry, City of Upper Arlington, Ohio); Jeff Cueto (East Montpelier Vermont Resilient Right-of-Way Project); David Carter (South Hero Vermont Select board); Bill Baron (Grand Isle Vermont EAB Task Force); David B. Gustafson (Tree Warden, Sprague Connecticut); Bruce Hoar (Director of Public Works, Williston Vermont); Chris Donnelly (Connecticut Urban Forestry Program); Mark Hockley (Pennsylvania Urban and Community Forestry Program); Alan Sam (Arborist, State College Pennsylvania); Carrie Tauscher (Indiana Community and Urban Forestry Program); Emma Hanigan (Iowa Urban Forestry Program); Mollie Freilicher (Massachusetts Urban and Community Forestry Program); and Tyler Stevenson, Ann Bonner, Alan Siewert, and Stephanie Miller (Ohio Department of Natural Resources).