Managing EAB

You may be responsible for the health of your city’s trees and landscape. It’s imperative that you protect valuable public trees, reduce liability, and manage costs within your budget. Today, cities like Chicago and Milwaukee are consulting with Arborjet to deal with invasive pests like Emerald Ash Borer.

Tool Kit for Managing EAB

The Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA) developed a new tool kit for cities, which helps you navigate through the management options. SMA is the leading educational organization for those who manage trees in municipalities; they are encouraging all municipalities to re-evaluate their EAB management strategies based on the latest science, discussed in their EAB Position Paper.

Independent Research on Treatment

EAB has been extensively studied for the past 12 years and the results are definitive; expected costs of EAB are in excess of $10 billion through 2019. There are extremely effective treatments, which will protect ash trees at a fraction of the cost of removals and replacements. Click here for independent research.

Do EAB Treatments Cost Too Much?

No. Arborjet tree injection treatments cost around $50 ($25 a year)  to treat an average size tree for two years of control. On average, it will cost your community anywhere between $500-$1000 to remove a single tree! Treat your trees for decades for what it costs to remove and replace them, and keep the mature urban forest that provides value to your city and residents.

Need to Inventory your Ash Trees?

Comparing Urban Forestry Software

iTree Software

USDA Forest Service Program

Additional resources

View a recording of our EAB Webinar for Municipalities.

Qualify treatment contractors – Sample Plan from New Brighton, MN

Develop a EAB Management Plan for your municipality – Sample Plan