Township Tree Removal Tackles Emerald Ash Borer

Township Tree Removal Tackles Emerald Ash Borer
Posted on 08/05/2019
Township Tree Removal Tackles Emerald Ash Borer

The Township of Montclair Tree Division is in the process of removing Ash trees infected by Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). The insect has killed hundreds of millions of Ash trees in the United States since 2002. It was first identified in Montclair in 2015 – its presence here was later confirmed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The township Shade Tree Division’s EAB removal project is currently targeting Ash trees around schools, during the summer break.

The Division is prioritizing the most infected and hazardous trees to be removed first, and will be completing removals as needed over the next two to three years.

July, August Ash tree removals

North Fullerton Avenue from Claremont to Watchung avenues had a second phase of clearing, with 15 trees removed in the last year and 15 more last month.
Fairfield Street
Frederick Street
Orange Road from Harrison Avenue to Llewellyn Road.
Melrose and Warren Llewellyn to Harrison
Cooper and Summit avenues from Northview Avenue to Park Street
Northview Avenue
Park Street from Bellvue Avenue to Alexander Avenue

September, October, November Ash treeremovals

Lincoln Streeet
Harrison Avenue
Tremont Place
Ardsley Road
South Mountain Avenue
Upper Mountain Avenue
Gordonhurst Avenue