The IL Dept of Ag put up a helpful website at www.illinoiseab.com to help the public with issues regarding EAB. We have also put together many useful resources to help communitites & indivduals make educated decisions in regards to how to handle EAB. Here are some great links:
- Tree Diversity Planting Guidelines - Shade Tree Alternatives to Ash. This document was created here a the nursery to help customers select good shade tree alternatives to Ash in the landscape. We promote planting a diverse selection of trees in any project & this resource can be helpful in the decision process. Shade Tree Alternatives to Ash PDF File
- American Nurseryman Article “Ash Alternatives” – Terrific article recently published by Jeff Iles from Iowa State. We are growing several of the trees he included in his recommended list.
- Society of Municipal Arborists Position Paper on EAB – They recently put together a useful document for communities to reference as they prepare a EAB Management plan for their community www.urban-forestry.com
At the nursery, we are happy to help customers with EAB related issues. From questions about management plans, diagnosis, and replanting guidelines - we will get you the expertise needed to make informed decisions. Please feel free to give us a call anytime with questions!