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On Tuesday, June 26 the City of Janesville was made aware of the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB) within the corporate limits of the City of Janesville. On June 27, City staff met with representatives of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to understand their experiences in other communities and discuss next steps. During the next few weeks staff will examine strategies for the city and the public regarding EAB. Staff expects to share strategies and bring forward options the week of July 23, 2012. As part of the research, staff will evaluate strategies used in other communities to determine relevant options for Janesville.
Community Forum Planned for October 8!
Important Points to Remember
- There is no solution to stopping the spread of the EAB and no way in which to eradicate the EAB.
- All Janesville residents are asked NOT to transport firewood from Janesville to other locations.
- Citizens concerned with the condition of an ash tree on their property are encouraged to contact a tree service company they are familiar with or an ISA certified arborist. A listing of certified arborists may be found on the Wisconsin Arborist Association website: http://www.waa-isa.org
- Residents are cautioned that there may be companies traveling to the Janesville area that may be looking to scam ash tree owners or inflate prices for tree services. Residents should review the State EAB website to understand the options available for ash tree owners before contracting with any tree service company or arborist.
- Live and even infected ash trees with up to 40% infestation can still be treated and protected. You as a property owner can chemically treat your own ash trees. Further information is available on the EAB Insecticide Information page on this website.
Review the July 23, 2012 presentation to the City Council concerning EAB.
Vist our other EAB webpages to learn more: