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Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer in Mission Hills and Kansas City Metro Area


The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) reached the Kansas City area in late July 2012, and was discovered in Mission Hills in June 2015.  The Emerald Ash Borer has killed more than 50 million U.S. Ash trees in the last 10 years.  The City has developed an Emerald Ash Borer Management Plan for addressing street trees that are Ash, and has a policy for how private Ash trees will be handled once the presence of EAB is confirmed.  Below is a list of resources and links that will provide you with additional information.  If you would like to schedule a consultation with one of the City’s certified consulting arborists please call City Hall at 913-362-9620. 

EAB Workshop Materials

Kansas Forest Service PowerPoint Presentation

City of Mission Hills PowerPoint Presentation

Video of Presentations

Identification and Treatment*

How to Identify an Ash Tree


Decision Guide for Treating Ash


Insecticide Options

Replacing Your Ash Tree

City of Mission Hills Suggested Tree Species List

Great Trees for Kansas City

Resources for Selecting a Tree Service*

How to Contact an Arborist

Certified Arborists in Kansas

Verify an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certification/Find a Tree Care Service 

Other Sources of Information

Kansas Department of Agriculture

Johnson County K-State Research and Extension Office

* Source: Johnson County K-State Research and Extension Office