Emerald Ash Borer Found in Lexington - find out more about this destructive pest

An invasive insect that damages and kills ash trees
Labelled photo of an emerald ash borer

On July 26, 2018, the Lexington Department of Public Works Forestry staff confirmed the presence of the Emerald Ash Borer in Lexington.

The Emerald Ash Borer has been found in several other Massachusetts communities.  This insect feeds exclusively on ash trees and can cause extensive damage. The DPW Forestry staff will be inspecting and monitoring ash trees in the Town right-of-way, at Public Buildings including schools and on Town-owned conservation land. 

Residents are encouraged to check their own ash trees

if you suspect the Emerald Ash Borer has infected your tree, call the DCR at 413-253-1798, ext. 204 or contact a certified arborist.

The DPW has established an ash wood drop off area at the Compost Site located at 60 Hartwell Avenue to receive and properly dispose of infected trees.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

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