Emerald Ash Borer
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) has determined that the
Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect that destroys ash trees has been
found in Davidson County. TDA recommends that citizens follow these
- Leave firewood at home. Don't transport firewood, even within the state.
- Use firewood from local sources near where you're going to burn
it, or purchase firewood that is certified to be free of pests (it will
say so on the label included with the packaging).
- If you have moved firewood, burn all of it before leaving your campsite.
- Watch for signs of infestation in your ash trees. If you suspect
your ash tree could be infested with the Emerald Ash Borer, call the
Tennessee Agriculture Consumer and Industry Services Division at
For more information on identifying and managing infected trees visit eabnashville.org.
Related Emerald Ash Borer Information
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Shade the City, Plant more Trees!
Fall is the perfect time of year for planting trees. How to Organize a Successful Tree Planting is a handbook of best practices created to help group leaders plan, prepare, and implement a successful event for their school, organization, or neighborhood group. This manual was created on behalf of Metro Public Works, Metro Beautification and Environment Commission, Metro Tree Advisory Committee with the Metro Landscape Coordination Program. It was funded by a Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry Grant.
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