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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 simple guidelines:

  • 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 800-628-2631.

For more information on identifying and managing infected trees visit

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Want to learn more about trees in Nashville. Metro Beautification & Environment Commission's horticulturalist is available to speak to business and community groups. Request a speaker.

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.

How to Organize a Successful Tree Planting Resources