The City completed a Public Tree Management Plan and a Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Implementation Plan in 2013. These plans were completed in response to the EAB infestation spreading throughout southeastern Wisconsin and partial funding for these plans was provided though an Urban Forestry Grant from the Wisconsin DNR. The plans provide details for tree removal, planting, trimming, and treatment from 2014 to 2018.
What is Emerald Ash Borer?
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an invasive wood boring beetle that feeds on the tissues under the bark of ash trees and kills them. The metallic green beetle is native to East Asia and was accidentally imported to the United States within the wood of shipping crates from China. EAB was first discovered near Detroit, Michigan in 2002. EAB is not a threat to human health but it does threaten our forest and urban tree populations. Unless treated, EAB is 100% fatal to our native ash trees of any size, any age, healthy or unhealthy.
Burlington Inventory and Management Plans
The plans and PowerPoint presentations below give detailed information regarding the City of Burlington's current tree inventory, management of that inventory and the 5-year plan for managing EAB infestations in Burlington.