Homeowners Guide to EAB

Overview

The purpose of this guide is to inform Saint Paul residents of the various strategies for ash tree management in response to emerald ash borer. Infested ash trees will die if not managed. Dead ash trees become very brittle and pose a threat to public safety. View the  Private Ash Tree Management Recommendations to better understand how to manage ash trees on private property.

How Do I Manage My Private Property Ash Tree?

Information courtesy of: Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and University of Minnesota Extension

 

STEP 1:

Determine if you have an ash tree

 
 

STEP 2:

Determine if your tree has EAB

 

NO

 

YES

STEP 3A:   STEP 3B:
Consider using alternative management strategies.*
  • Removal of ash trees
  • Removal and replacement of ash tree
  • Treatment of high-value ash trees

*Forestry does not recommend one strategy over another as every situation is different. Contact a licensed tree care company for recommendations.

  Contact a licensed tree care company if you suspect your ash tree to be infested with EAB. Firewood, trees, and stumps that are infested are considered nuisances and must be removed per city ordinance. Consider planting a new tree to replace your ash tree.
Considerations for ash treatment: Considerations for ash removal: Considerations for ash replacement: