The CSFS is currently recommending that property owners consider treatment of desirable ash trees if they are located within 5 miles of a confirmed EAB infestation. As of Fall 2021, this includes the entire Town of Erie. It is appropriate for Erie residents to begin EAB pesticide treatments of worthy ash trees in 2022.
The Town will not treat any trees located on private property or on Town-owned properties that are privately maintained, such as areas maintained via Home Owners Associations (HOA), Metro Districts, and the public right-of-way adjacent to private property.
There are numerous EAB pesticide options available. The most effective are trunk injected emamectine benzoate formulations and must be applied by qualified professionals. All EAB pesticide must be reapplied every 1-3 years based on manufacturers recommendations. Erie Forestry encourages residents to work with a licensed pesticide applicator when utilizing EAB pesticides. Only, licensed pesticide applicators shall apply pesticides to Town owned property. This includes privately maintained public street trees growing in the public right-of-way adjacent to private property.