Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a newly introduced insect that attacks and kills all species of ash trees. First discovered in Detroit in 2002, EAB has caused severe damage to ash populations in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, and the U.P. Four infestations are currently identified in Wisconsin, including one in southern Milwaukee County. It is a near certainty that Wauwatosa will have to deal with this pest in the near future. The Forestry section is kept abreast of the latest developments with EAB through weekly electronic newsletters from the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
, (DATCP), Department of Natural Resources
(DNR), and the US Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
(APHIS). Our plan to combat this insect is to remove infested trees as quickly as possible to minimize the impact on neighboring trees. We are also exploring all cost effective methods of chemical control.