Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Marshfield

Mark Ryskiewicz
City Forester

The City of Marshfield Parks and Recreation Department in collaboration with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has identified and confirmed Emerald Ash Borer in the City of Marshfield, WI.  The insect was identified by City Staff on  a private property Green Ash tree and later confirmed by the Wisconsin DNR.

The City of Marshfield has been actively preparing for Emerald Ash Borer by removing ash trees of concern based on overall quality, size, structure and location.  Remaining ash trees in the parks and streets are actively being treated.

We ask homeowners who have ash trees on their property to monitor them closely for signs and symptoms of the invasive bug.  If you are not actively treating your ash tree or planning to treat your tree, Emerald Ash Borer has nearly a 100% fatality rate for the infested tree species.  Planning ahead can help enhance your landscape, save you money and prevent hazardous situations.

For more information regarding Emerald Ash Borer and option for your ash trees, visit our City Forestry's EAB webpage.  For further assistance, please contact City Forester Mark Ryskiewicz at 715-486-2073 or Wisconsin DNR Plant Pest and Disease Specialist, Alex Feltmeyer at 715-340-3810.