Emerald Ash Borer
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), which has killed millions of trees since it was discovered in Michigan in 2002, has been confirmed in St. Louis County including Creve Coeur. This one-half inch bright green insect from Asia will kill untreated ash trees in Creve Coeur.
The city has budgeted to remove ash trees in the right-of-way and homeowners are encouraged to create plans for their trees, as well. Dead trees are not only unattractive, they are a public safety hazard. City crews remove on average 50-250 trees each year; the tree removal project time frame is reliant on weather, equipment and personnel availability
In the event that the City will be removing an ash tree from the right-of-way adjacent to your property, a door hanger will be placed on your front door regarding the removals a couple of days in advance of the removal.
There are over 1,000 ash trees in the City's rights-of-way’s and in some subdivisions, ash trees were used exclusively. The city currently offers a 50/50 shared cost Street Tree Planting program to residents for planting trees in the public right-of-way. For more information, please check the Street Tree Planting page on the City's website, as well as your City Newsletter for further information on the EAB and the planting program.
Find Out MoreFind out more about the Emerald Ash Borer and what you can do to prepare on the following websites:
- Emerald Ash Borer Management Guide for Missouri Homeowners
- Emerald Ash Borer CSI
- University of Missouri: Emerald Ash Borer
- Missouri Department of Agriculture: Emerald Ash Borer
- Missouri Department of Conservation: Emerald Ash Borer
- EAB University
- EAB Treatment using Wasps