The Tree City USA program is a national program that provides the framework for community forestry management for cities and towns across America. Whitewater is part of the Tree City USA program. Please visit the Tree City USA website for more information.
Emerald Ash Borer - A Concern for Whitewater and Our Neighbors
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been found in Whitewater, and according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and Department of Agriculture, a plan of action is strongly recommended to lessen the environmental impact and safety hazards due to the destructive effects of this insect.
The Emerald Ash Borer is a metallic-green, wood-boring insect native to parts of Asia. Although it does not kill the ash trees in its native range, it will very likely kill all the true ash trees in the western hemisphere if those trees are left untreated. EAB entered the U.S. in the early 2000s (or earlier) by way of shipping crates, and has wiped out millions of ash trees in the wake of their path.