Ash trees are fairly common landscape trees in Fitchburg, both on residential and commercial properties. Make use of one or more of the following easy, reliable ways to determine whether you have an ash tree on your property:
EAB will attack and kill any native North American species of true ash. You do not need to determine whether you have a white ash (Fraxinus americana) or green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica). Black ash (Fraxinus nigra) is native to Wisconsin but rarely used as a landscape tree. Blue ash (Fraxinus quadrangulata) is not native to Wisconsin and not planted here as a landscape tree.
EAB will attack any ash tree on your property, regardless of its health condition, size, age, or location.
EAB attacks only true ash species. It does not attack any other tree species, including mountain ashes. Despite their ash-like leaves, mountain ashes belong to the genus sorbus and are members of the rose family. American mountain ash (left) and European mountain ash (right) are characterized by orange-red berries in autumn.