Emerald Ash Borer Special Announcement from the Tree Board:
It has been documented that Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a destructive invasive insect to Ash trees, has spread from southern Maine to Corinna & Newport. That is only 30 miles away and contains Orono within the new emergency order area. The infestations are a direct result of human movement of EAB. The Tree Board would like to make everyone aware of the possibility of EAB spreading to Orono in the future. If you have beloved Ash trees on your property please help us in the effort of monitoring them so we can stay as proactive as possible. Additionally, we ask that you be very diligent about not transporting infested firewood. Untreated out of State firewood is banned, but even moving firewood from within Maine can spread damaging pests. We are working on creating a strong EAB management plan so that the Town is proactively prepared to deal with an infestation. Please refer to the Maine Forest Service webpage for more information on EAB infestations in Maine.