EAB is an invasive beetle whose larvae feeds upon the inner bark of ash trees. In doing so, the ash tree is unable to transport water and nutrients, eventually resulting in the death of the tree. EAB is responsible for killing hundreds of millions of ash trees across the U.S. – the dead trees pose a public safety threat if they can fall in populated areas. Vermont’s forestlands average 5-7% ash but can be 40% or higher in places. Ash are commonly found along rural roads. EAB has recently been confirmed in Addison County, and municipalities and homeowners should plan for the treatment, removal, or replacement of their ash trees.
Ginger Nickerson, Forest Pest Coordinator with UVM Extension, and Chris Olson, Addison County Forester will be presenting on EAB's history, the threat it poses to our community's ash trees, and management options moving forward.
Learn how to identify the EAB, how it may impact your town and your land, and what you can do to prepare for this pest. This presentation is for everyone, landowners, select board members, conservation commission members, and anyone who loves the woods and trees of VT. For more information on EAB and its whereabouts in VT, please visit VTInvasives.org