Towns take steps to combat tree-killing bug

Communities throughout Addison County are responding to the effects of the Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect that destroys North American ash trees.

Towns need to plan for emerald ash borer now

We have learned from municipalities in the American Midwest that the more time a town or city has to plan for the removal or treatment of ash trees on municipally managed lands, the better they are able to manage the financial costs and impact of the beet … (read more)

Raising awareness about Emerald Ash Borers

Vermont, along with the rest of the country, will recognize National Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week, May 22-28.

Tree-killing beetle spreads to Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY — A second Addison County town has confirmed the presence of the emerald ash borer.Last month a trap hanging from an ash tree on the Middlebury town green showed evidence of the invasive species, and was subsequently confirmed by state official … (read more)

Ask a master gardener: Help protect Vermont forests

As you hit the trails this winter, take a close look at Vermont’s forests. Some trees are threatened by invasive forest insects, and in some places, you might be the only one to spot them. The three pests to be on the lookout for when exploring our forest … (read more)

Share your local ash tree story

VERMONT — Do you know of a special ash tree worth celebrating? Perhaps it’s the largest in your town or a backyard tree that you planted when your youngest, now a college student, was born. The Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Program and the Vermont … (read more)

Ash borer alert: It’s now time to take action

BRISTOL — Addison County communities need to be making plans — right now — to manage the emerald ash borer, which was detected in Bristol on June 5. The towns of Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, New Haven and Starksboro fall within the “confirmed infested area” … (read more)