OverviewThe emerald ash borer (EAB), an insect native to Asia, arrived in North America in 2002, likely through wooden shipping materials. Responsible for destroying tens of millions of ash trees in 25 states across the country, the borers eat the leaves of ash trees and deposit their eggs beneath the bark. When the larvae hatch, the insects destroy the vascular system of the trees, leading to their eventual death.
Emerald Ash Borer Preparedness Plan
The Emarld Ash Borer (EAB) has been detected within 15 miles of the City of Clayton and the City is implementing Phase 2 of the plan.
- EAB Preparedness Plan (2015)
- EAB Preparedness Plan Update (2018)
- EAB Preparedness Plan Update (2019)
Licensed Tree Services
Refer to the Forestry Services section under Public Works for a list of tree service companies that are licensed by the Department of Public Works and are available to address questions and concerns about ash trees located on private property.
Ash Tree Inventory
The map below indicates ash trees located on public property.