Thursday, July 10, 2014

Ash Trees on Cooper Avenue in Middleton: Going......going.....

Note the thin canopy.

Photo taken today by Retiring Guy
6900 block of Cooper Avenue

(I thought the emerald ash borer hailed from Asia.)

We have 3 huge silver maples in our yard, no ash trees.  An employee from the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service was conducting pest surveys and notified the WI Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and the City of Middleton City Forester. Officials from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources made the final confirmation. Middleton now joins a growing list of Wisconsin communities where the insect has been detected.

The red arrow on the aerial map below indicates where the above photo was taken.  Note the absence of yellow crosses.  The ash trees here are on private property; hence, they don't show up in the survey.

Rerlated post: 
Emerald Ash  Borer's impact on Middleton.  (7/5/2014)

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