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Starting January 3, 2023

Due to staffing, the Parks & Recreation counter in City Hall will be closed daily from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. for lunch. We appreciate your understanding.

Emerald ash borer (EAB), the most destructive tree pest in the U.S., has been discovered in Oregon.

eabParks staff is developing a plan to mitigate its eventual impact on our urban forest, and we need your help! Here’s what you can do:

Assist in detection by learning how to identify the pest here:
https://extension.oregonstate.edu/pub/em-9127#identifying-emerald-ash-borer

Here are some common lookalikes:
Emerald ash borer look-alikes (from oregon.gov)

Report sightings to the invasive species hotline: 
https://oregoninvasiveshotline.org/reports/create 

Learn to identify ash trees:
https://extension.oregonstate.edu/pub/em-9127#recognizing-ash-trees

If you’d like to really go the extra mile, enroll in the Oregon Forest Pest Detector Program, its free!
https://extension.oregonstate.edu/pub/em-9127#oregon-forest-pest-detector-program

If you have ash trees on your property, make sure they are adequately watered and mulched during drought and pay attention to their health. Emerald ash borers are attracted to stressed trees, so keep yours healthy. Avoid pruning April through October.

If you would like to plant a new tree on your property (which you absolutely should), please choose a species other than ash.

Please do not move firewood. Moving infested ash firewood is known to spread the pest

 

We promote healthy living through recreational experiences and serve as stewards of Albany's public parks and facilities.

Albany Parks & Recreation

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 541-917-7759
 3650 Dogwood Ave SE
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