The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is affecting ash trees in Roseville, and the City is doing what it can to prevent the spread of EAB.
However, due to the impact and nature of the insect and the health of some of the ash trees as well as limited resources, Roseville does not treat boulevard ash trees. If a boulevard tree becomes infested, we will remove it at City expense. Trees on the boulevard are City trees.
Residents have asked if they could treat boulevard ash trees at their own expense to save them from EAB. Residents may treat boulevards trees but they must get permission by completing a free Public Tree Permit to the City of Roseville. Permit applications are available at www.cityofroseville.com/treeremoval or call 651-792-7142 and one will be sent to you.
Roseville residents can contact Forestry Technician Anita Twaroski at 651-792-7142 if they have questions. She will help property owners find resources to identify EAB and options to protect their trees. There are some preventive insecticides but there is no guarantee that they will save the tree. If a tree is infested with EAB, it will have to be removed.