The parkway tree looks so healthy, how do you know it is infested?
There are several symptoms ad signs which show arborists where the pests are. Primary identifies are split bark, D-shaped exit holes , and woodpecker damage. Bark tends to split on the smaller trees a season after feeding has begun. When the bark splits, you can visibly see the feeding galleries. D-shaped exit holes from adult emergence are also an identifier. While many insect pests can leave exit holes, EAB has a distinct size and shape. For mature species, the greatest telling damage is the presence of woodpeckers. As EAB larvae mature, woodpeckers find the larvae irresistible and feed primarily on these during the fall and winter months. The bark of heavily infested trees are riddled with holes from this feeding activity, although only a handful of wounds on a tree can be an excellent identifier of the earliest stage of a big infestation. Heavily infested trees can apprea to be perfectly healthy, unless you know what youare looking for. Once a gree is infested, it is a matter of a brief period of time before the tree will be dead. As in human healthcare, early diagnosis can be made when good health seems obvious. Apparent health does not negate the problem, or its dire prognosis.

Please keep in mind that the Village Forester has received extensive training in this regard and is acting on the community's best interests as a whole. Public safety related to the insect's damage is top priority. Reforestation is a close second.

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1. What is EAB?
2. Why is this the first time I am hearing about this?
3. Where is EAB?
4. What are the treatment options?
5. Is the Village treating ash trees for EAB?
6. Should I treat my parkway tree or privately owned ash trees?
7. The parkway tree looks so healthy, how do you know it is infested?
8. Does this insect harm any other trees?
9. How many Village ash trees are there?
10. Will the Village contact me before removing my infested parkway tree(s)?
11. Will the Village inspect privately owned trees?
12. Why does an infected ash tree need to be removed; can we wait until the tree is dead?
13. If you identify an infected ash tree on my parkway, will you remove all of the ash trees on my parkway?
14. Will the Village remove the stump once the tree is removed?
15. Why do the plants, edgin, and landscape bricks need to be removed prior to stump removal?
16. Will the Village remove plants, edging, and landscape brick prior to stump grinding?
17. Will the Village replace the trees that are removed from the parkway?
18. How long do I have to wait for a replacement tree?
19. What will be the size of the replacement tree?
20. Can I plant my own tree?
21. Will the Village reimburse me if I plant my own tree?
22. Can I choose what type of tree will be installed?
23. Why can’t I choose the same tree as all of my neighbors?
24. This is the first I am hearing of EAB; why am I so far down on the replacement list?
25. Is this going to cost me anything?