Does River Falls have Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)?

Emerald Ash Borer(EAB) was discovered in River Falls City limits in July 2019 on the south end of the City.  The infested trees have since been cut down but regular monitoring will now take place every spring to identify new EAB infested trees. River Falls has also initiated its action plan to begin to remove select Ash trees from the City before they become infested. 

New detections of EAB are hard to detect.  EAB infested trees won’t show much exterior stress until a couple years after infection. Adult EAB insects can only travel about a ½ a mile on their own; however, careless firewood movement of infected wood could move EAB across the City faster than expected.  

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1. Who is responsible for caring for boulevard trees in front of my residence?
2. How can I find out who owns a tree close to the boulevard if I’m unsure?
3. What can I do to my boulevard tree regarding maintenance?
4. The boulevard tree in front of my house needs pruning. When will the City be pruning my tree?
5. How can I get a tree planted in my boulevard?
6. The City has planted a tree in my boulevard. What can I do to help it grow?
7. The City planted a tree in the boulevard that I’ve never heard about before. Why is that?
8. Does River Falls have Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)?
9. I think I’ve seen EAB or a tree with EAB. Who do I call to find out?
10. How many Ash trees does the City have planted?
11. What is the City’s plan to handle the Ash tree population as EAB spreads?
12. What are the options a homeowner has for treating their Ash tree for EAB?
13. Can I have the Ash trees in my boulevard treated?