When these beetles come to town, you can kiss your ash goodbye.
Your Emerald Ash tree. An invasive species of Asian beetle, the Emerald Ash Borer, is munching its way across the U.S. and is closing in on Morristown, according to the Morristown Shade Tree Commission.
Here are tips to minimize the carnage.
Morristown takes preventative measures to reduce impact of Emerald Ash Borer
The Morristown Shade Tree Commission has issued an early notice that the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive species of beetle from Asia, is making its way across the United States.
Native to China this small insect will likely destroy all Ash trees in the Greater Northeast area that comes in contact with. The EAB was first discovered in New Jersey in 2014 and is now in several nearby counties outside of Morristown.
The Shade Tree Commission recommends that all Ash trees that are sick, dying, and/or in decline be removed before the EAB arrives in Morristown.
In the upcoming months, Morristown tree crews will also be taking down smaller Ash trees (under 12 inches in diameter), located on public property, to help prevent EAB spread.