EAB Management in Farmington

Update on EAB Management

The City of Farmington’s EAB Management Plan will provide next steps for managing the impact of EAB in a structured and effective manner with public safety in mind.

Residents can report trees on public property such as boulevards and parks through Farmington Fix.

2024 Project Timeline

Season Project step (subject to change)
Fall 2023 Marking boulevard ash trees for removal and updating ash tree inventory
Winter 2024 Removal project
Spring/Summer 2024 Stump grinding

Please see our EAB FAQs for common questions related to this project.

If you received notification about an ash tree found to be on your private property, see our Tree Inventory page.

Spring 2023 EAB Presentation to City Council

On March 6, 2023, Farmington staff presented background on the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) pest; a review of the city’s 2017 EAB Plan; the status of EAB and boulevard trees; and three scenarios for moving forward with an updated EAB Plan. View city staff update to council regarding EAB.

  • The pros and cons of each approach were discussed in detail; the primary driver for all scenarios is public safety. The status of EAB in parks and natural areas, particularly near pedestrian walkways was also discussed.
  • City of Farmington staff took the council’s comments and proposed a fourth scenario that is both aggressive and keeps public safety as the focus.
  • While it is unclear how many ash trees are within public ownership without a complete survey, we can estimate a total number of ash trees that will need to be removed by the city at approximately 4,000.
  • It is recommended that the city continue to utilize treatments as a management tool and begin an aggressive five-year removal plan. Staff recommends we continue to treat trees that are currently being treated and treat remaining ash that are treatable that are in good or fair condition.
Staff have negotiated a Discounted EAB Treatment Program for the public. 

Contracted crews will be removing and injecting ash trees on public property which includes city boulevards and parks. Unfortunately, at this time the city is not replacing ash trees in the boulevard. Residents who want to plant must do so on their property (approximately 20 feet from the curb) and outside of the city boulevard.

Farmington Feed Podcast E17 - EAB with Ed Rutledge

Listen to the city's podcast Farmington Feed to get more information on the management of EAB here in Farmington.

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