Several new detections of EAB in Vermont
Several new detections of EAB in Vermont have expanded existing Infested Areas. The new detections were found in the towns of Berlin, Highgate, Middlebury, Rupert, St. Albans, Swanton, and Wilmington. The new detections were discovered by dedicated volunteers from Vermont’s Forest Pest First Detectors program through observations and mid-season inspections of purple prism traps, a tool used to monitor for EAB.
The Infested Area Map to which “Slow-the-Spread” recommendations apply now extends to include the towns listed below.
The Berlin discovery extends “Slow-the-Spread” recommendations to:
The Highgate, Swanton, and St. Albans discoveries extends “Slow-the-Spread” recommendations to:
- St. Albans City
The Middlebury discovery extends “Slow-the-Spread” recommendations to:
The Rupert discovery extends “Slow-the-Spread” recommendations to:
The Wilmington find extends “Slow-the-Spread” recommendations to:
Forest landowners, homeowners, foresters, logging contractors, municipalities, and utilities in the infested area should evaluate the options available to them to protect ash trees and immediately implement Vermont’s “Slow the Spread” recommendations.
Also, we recently updated the following insecticide treatment resources on the Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Program’s EAB planning webpage:
- Options for Protecting Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer with Insecticide Treatments
- Ash Tree Protection Services Contact List – September 2021
- Frequently Asked Questions: Insecticide Applications to Protect Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer
If you have questions about managing ash in your woodlot or around your home, or need Use Value Appraisal guidance, check out the resources available at VTinvasives.org.