The emerald ash borer (EAB) is a 1/2-inch long, metallic green beetle originally from Asia that feeds on and burrows in all species of North American ash trees. It was first identified in the Midwest in 2002, and has since killed millions of ash trees in over 35 US states and 5 Canadian provinces. EAB was discovered in Vermont in 2018 and is expected to kill nearly 100% of Vermont’s ash trees, both in our forests and in urban and residential areas. An Ash can be saved if inoculated before the EAB infects the tree. The Shelburne Tree Committee (STC) is preparing an EAB management strategy and recommendations to present to the Select Board in the next few months to deal with this impending infestation.
The Shelburne Tree Committee (STC) has prepared an EAB management program (which can be viewed on this site) and has presented recommendations to the Selectboard. See the Ash Inventory by clicking on the image below.
This photo was taken at the Vermont Arbor Day Conference in Montpelier, Vermont. The Town of Shelburne received the Tree City USA award. This award is given annually to communities that meet the four criteria that the National Arbor Day Foundation established for designation as a Tree City USA.
|Committee Members||Term Expires|
|Gail Henderson-King, Chair||04/01/2022|
|Tod Warner, Vice-Chair||04/01/2023|
|David Hall, Tree Warden||04/01/2022|
|Kelly Murphy Moreton||04/01/2023|