Verona is the latest Dane County municipality to square off with the emerald ash borer.
A person called in what they thought was damage from an emerald ash borer in the Westridge Neighborhood near Epic on Verona’s west side.
The city plans to treat publicly-owned trees as a preventive measure, and is encouraging homeowners to do the same.
“In this situation, doing nothing is not an option,” Verona Forestry Director Dave Walker said. “If you ignore the problem, it will kill your trees. So it’s either do something, pay to have them treated or pay to have them removed. Unfortunately, that’s but your two options.”
City officials said private ash tree owners should call trusted and certified arborists to treat their trees. Verona has already treated 100 ash trees over the last week.