Plymouth Identifies New Emerald Ash Borer Hot Spots
Plymouth Forestry staff identified three new emerald ash borer hot spots recently. Staff say now is the time to treat or remove ash trees.
Emerald ash borer was first found in Plymouth in 2015 and city staff continue to treat trees in the city for the invasive species.
In recent months, the city has identified areas with significant EAB presence.
Highway 55 and Rockford Road
Interstate 494 and Rockford Road
Zachary Lane N. and Ridgemount Ave. N.
City forester Paul Buck says there are plans to take down more than 200 trees infected with the insect in the Zachary Lane/Ridgemount Ave. area.
“As we work to manage these clusters, it’s very likely that there are more in the surrounding areas,” City Forester Paul Buck said in a press release. “Now more than ever, if you have ash trees on your property, it’s imperative to either treat or remove them.”
You can learn more about what Plymouth is doing to fight EAB here.