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Latest Forestry Concerns

Emerald Ash Borer Insect found in Elm Grove
The Emerald Ash Borer insect has been found in Elm Grove, near Tonawanda School.  You can find information on the Problem Insects page to help you identify the insects, the trees they attack, and what the Village is doing to help preserve our forestry.  The State of Wisconsin has excellent videos available for your instruction.

Health Assessment for Your Trees

2013 will be the year of "Let's see what the drought of 2012 has done to the trees".  Many leafless trees were observed at the end of the summer of 2012.  These stressed trees will outright die or could succumb to secondary pests that will eventually kill the tree.  Remove stress by mulching, monitoring pest problems, planting the right tree in the right spot, and watering if needed.  The Problem Insects, Problem Diseases, and the Tree Planting and Care sections have a wealth of information which can answer many questions.

Dutch Elm Disease
Dutch Elm Disease, which lives in the vascular tissue of trees, becomes very evident with the lack of water and heat. Prompt removal of dead trees and debris from the Village will slow the spread of this disease.  Read more in the Problem Disease section.
Emerald Ash Borer
As of 2012, Emerald Ash Borer has been confirmed in Waukesha County and is within 15 miles of Elm Grove.  This beetle will change the view of your landscape just as Dutch Elm Disease did a short time ago.  Residents need to prepare.  There is current information in the Problem Insect section on how to protect and plan for your Ash trees.
Japanese Beetles
Japanese Beetles will attack a large variety of plants and can be very devastating. Information in the Problem Insect section shows how you can help curtail that bug.