How do I know if my ash tree should be removed?

Untreated ash trees will become infested and killed by Emerald Ash Borer. Trees killed by EAB become brittle very quickly and present safety hazards. Dead and dying trees of any species should be removed as soon as possible. Dead trees, especially ash, present a higher risk to the tree removal crew and are usually more expensive to remove than living trees. Residents are encouraged to contact a local licensed arborist to determine the cost of removing a privately maintained tree. 

Please be aware: Dead private trees that threaten public safety will receive enforcement action through the Town of Erie’s municipal code. Right – of – way trees are the responsibility of the adjacent property owner. 

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1. What is EAB and what does it do?
2. Why should I care about EAB?
3. What does EAB look like?
4. How does EAB spread?
5. What is being done in Colorado to mitigate the effects of EAB?
6. What is being done in the Town of Erie to manage EAB?
7. What does pesticide treatment for EAB entail?
8. How do I know if my ash tree is a candidate for treatment?
9. How do I know if my ash tree should be removed?
10. How do I know if I have an ash tree on my property?