Per Hoboken City Code, property owners are responsible for caring for street trees and tree pits in front of their property, as well as all vegetation on their private property. Emerald Ash Borers (Agrilus planipennis) have been sited in Hudson County.
These are invasive pests that are originally from Eastern Russia, Northern China, Japan, and Korea. The adult beetles nibble on ash foliage but cause little damage. The larvae (the immature stage) feed on the inner bark of ash trees, disrupting the tree's ability to transport water and nutrients.
Below are some suggestions to manage Emerald Ash Borers:
Strategy 1: Move Your Firewood
EABs are attracted to ash and firewood. One way to prevent them from populating is by moving and checking your firewood, outside. If you see a Emerald Ash Borer, help us carefully stomp it out!
Strategy 2: Report a Siting
Report the siting of a Emerald Ash Borer to the City of Hoboken.
Strategy 3: Contact an Expert
Consult a New Jersey licensed tree care expert who can inspect the issue and recommend solutions.