Tree management

​​​Emerald ash borer

 Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is a metallic green beetle that bores into ash trees eating the tissues beneath the bark, eventually killing the tree. This non-native insect was first found in the United States near Detroit, Michigan in 2002. 

The EAB is now found in many Midwestern and Eastern states and has already killed millions of ash trees. The City of Charlotte’s tree management group is working on an action plan to manage public trees and to provide information for citizens. 

Report possible sighting of EAB to 800-206-9333 or