Invasives Species

Learn more about the invasive species throughout Vermont here.

Emerald Ash Borer

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a destructive insect that kills ash trees within 2 to 5 years (learn more here). It has reached Montpelier, and Parks & Trees staff are working with Montpelier Treeboard members and State Urban and Forestry staff to help protect our trees. If you are a resident concerned about the EAB, your calm, thoughtful action can reduce hazards and the amount of money it will take us to help protect our trees. In order to slow the spread of this harmful insect, we need your help!

1. Learn more about how to identify the EAB (it can be tricky!) and what to do when you see one here.
2. Learn to identify ash trees and explore your property to see if you have one, so you can monitor its health.
3. If you do have an ash on your property, keep an eye out for signs of dead or rotten wood, branches that don't have leaves, dead leaves or off-color leaves. If you do have an ailing ash tree, you should consider having it removed. Affected trees become weakened and can fall without warning.
4. Questions or concerns? Contact

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