• Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer Homeowner’s Action Plan


The Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive insect that infests and kills only ash trees.

The Emerald Ash Borer was first found in Michigan several years ago and devastated ash trees there.

The Emerald Ash Borer has now been found in New Jersey in several counties including Somerset and Middlesex and may now be in Union County.

All ash trees in New Jersey are at risk for infestation by the Emerald Ash Borer.

Homeowners should determine if they have an ash tree on their property.

Homeowners must decide whether to treat or remove their ash trees.

If left untreated an ash will likely be infected and killed by the Emerald Ash Borer.

The dead ash tree will become brittle and dangerous.

Homeowner’s 4 point action plan.

  1. Determine if there is an ash tree on your property.
  2. Consult with a tree care professional.
  3. Treat or remove the ash tree.
  4. Do not plant ash trees.


If an ash tree is already infested or in poor health, it may be best to remove the tree before it becomes infested and poses a hazard to people and surrounding structures. But for those residents with high-value ash trees in good health, the trees can be treated before they become infested.

A Certified Tree Expert can help residents evaluate, then treat or remove ash trees. Contact the Board of Certified Tree Experts at 732-833-0325 or njtreeexperts@gmail.com for a list of professionals serving your area.

For more information please visit: www.emeraldashborer.nj.gov www.emeraldashborer.info  Or www.forestry.nj.gov

Or call: 609-633-2320.


May 1st, 2017|