Syracuse to treat 18 hundred ash trees to prevent spread of emerald ash borer

Over the next month, the City of Syracuse will treat 1,800 ash trees on city streets to prevent the spread of the emerald ash borer, which destroys ash trees.

Syracuse has contracted with a local company which will drill a hole in the trees, to pump a safe chemical, Treeage, into the treeâ??s vascular system.

The city will also remove trees in poor condition that stand less than seven feet tall, or are under high-voltage power lines. They city says homeowners are responsible for treating trees in their own yards.

For more information on treating these trees or to find a certified arborist, you can reach out to Cornell Cooperative Extension at or by contacting Jessi Lyons at 424-9485 x233 or