Sheboygan Campus receives funding for ash tree removal

Alliant Energy has provided a $5,000 grant to the UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan County Campus to assist with the removal of dying ash trees. This was made possible by Extension Master Gardener Volunteers and their collaborative relationships within the community. The Extension Master Gardeners have also provided a memorial gift of $1,700 to help purchase replacement trees. Falling branches from dying ash trees can become a hazard to students and others on campus. Ash trees, killed by emerald ash borer, become extremely brittle and can easily break as they decline. Replacing dead ash trees will also result in a healthier ecosystem. Ash trees with little die back or still appearing healthy can be treated with insecticides to provide emerald ash borer control.