City begins public Ash tree treatments
For the City Times
STEVENS POINT — The City of Stevens Point will begin treating approximately 300 ash trees on Monday, June 10. City personnel along with the City’s contractor Trugreen will be performing the treatments.
Most ash trees treated will be public street trees. These are trees typically located between the street and sidewalk. There are a few ash trees located in parks and other odd city owned lots that may be treated. The treatments should be completed by the end of the month. The majority of treatments will be made directly into the tree.
The ash tree treatments are for the prevention of emerald ash borer (EAB). EAB can now be found throughout the city of Stevens Point. Any ash trees not chemically treated for the prevention of EAB will be infested by the insect and ultimately killed in the next few years. Property owners wishing to save their ash trees are urged to contact a local tree care professional.
If you have any further questions on emerald ash borer, please check out the City of Stevens Point Forestry webpage at stevenspoint.com/forestry.