Emerald Ash Borer Found in Forest City

The Emerald Ash Borer has arrived in Forest City.  Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive wood boring beetle that attacks and kills ash trees regardless of size, age, or state of health.  Trees can die within two years of infestation.

The City has identified affected trees on City Property and has created a plan for both treatment and removal of ash trees that are impacted by this invasive species.

The public should be aware that ash trees located in the city’s right of way are identified with an “X” and will be removed by the city.  The city is also planning to begin treating eligible ash trees that are located in the right of way.

Residents are encouraged to be proactive with trees on private property and either treat or remove them.