The Emerald Ash Border (EAB) is an insect which reliably kills ash trees. Having devastated ash trees in the mid-West for several years, it is now present throughout Monmouth County. Treatment before infection has taken hold is highly effective.  If untreated infected ash trees will die.

Colts Neck residents needing more information about managing EAB in their own trees can find it on the attached links from Rutgers University and the Monmouth County Parks System (MCPS). Private arborists should be consulted in both identifying ash trees as well as treatment options for trees on private property.

Rutgers University Plant Pest Advisory

MCPS Newsletter EAB Information