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Emerald Ash Borer

The EMERALD ASH BORER (EAB) is a non-native, highly invasive pest killing Ash trees across America.


On Private Property

If you have an Ash tree on your property, you should take action before it becomes infested, and decide:

  • If it’s worth saving - have a Certified Arborist look at the tree to determine if it is a healthy and structurally sound tree.
  • If want to save it - the cost of removing the tree may be more expensive than treating the tree for 10 or more years.

Here is a guide to help making that decision - Decision Guide

If you decide to protect the Ash tree, NOW would be the time to start treating it. Once trees are infested it will likely be too late to save them.  To help property owners understand what treatment options are available you can refer to the Insecticide Options guide. 

Call or email the department if you would like a Certified Arborist to assess your tree AND your property is in Evansville. 

On Public Property

The Evansville Parks Foundations, TruGreen and the City of Evansville have partnered to help SAVE OUR PUBLIC ASH TREES.  If you are interested in sponsoring one or more of our public Ash trees, please go to Evansville Adopt an Ash for information about the program.  The site includes maps showing the location of public Ash trees that are still available for sponsorship.  You can also call:

  • Anthony Moffat at TrueGreen 812-304-0029
  • Evansville Parks Department 812-436-4161
  • Department of Urban Forestry 812-436-5752

The following local companies are currently providing treatments to protect Ash trees from EAB:

  • Colonial Classics,
  • GE Tree Service
  • Jarvis Tree Service,
  • The Rooted Barrel LLC,
  • Second Nature Landscaping,
  • Tenbarge Seed
  • TruGreen.

Important informational links about EAB: