•Help to restore and diversify the urban forest:
replace ash with many types of native trees and recommended
cultivars in order to avoid or hinder future pest outbreaks.
Ash Disposal Site
Photo: David Cappaert
Moving wood that has
not been prepared properly can artificially spread EAB.Lack of a variety of trees and other plants
in the urban forest leaves it more vulnerable to new pests and diseases.Many streets have been planted with only
one kind of tree (e.g., ash).In such
areas, a new pest or disease could destroy them all.