The Emerald Ash Borer has killed hundreds of millions of Ash trees in North America over the last few years. This beetle, a native of Asia, has now been found in 32 states and throughout Canada as well.

It is believed to have arrived in the United States in wooden packing material carried in cargo ships arriving at ports in the United States.

Recently it was revealed that the Emerald Ash Borer has arrived in the Quincy area as well. As a result, the City of Quincy has contracted with Trees "R" Us, Incorporated to treat nearly 200 local ash trees in the city limits. Those trees were designated for treatment by the City Tree Commission.

The treatment process will begin next Monday and Tuesday with two-men crews working in various Quincy neighborhoods.  Those crews will have highly-visible shirts and will be driving a Trees "R" Us vehicle as well.

If you have any questions, you are asked to contact the Quincy City Planning & Development office at 228-4515.