The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a destructive insect pest that kills ash trees, usually within 2 to 5 years. It has killed millions of ash trees in 32 states. Vermont is the latest state to identify the pest within its borders and Montpelier is currently in the infestation zone established by Federal and State authorities. Now that EAB is on our doorstep, the Montpelier Tree Board will keep City officials and residents informed and will propose a long-range plan to address the damage EAB will do to street ash trees and park ash trees in the City. This challenge will require a community response in order to slow the spread of this insect. Do you have ash trees in your yard? Please become aware and learn more about this and other pests at Vermont Invasives website.