Emerald Ash Borer


City crews has begun removal in the Sommerton Ridge/Timber Run area of the Fernview subdivision. Due to additional city projects and personnel availability, the program has been temporarily suspended until mid to late May. Once it starts again, the plan is to resume the removal in the Sommerton Ridge/Timber Run area.

The tree removal project time frame is reliant on weather, equipment and personnel availability. Thank you. 

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), which has killed millions of trees since it was discovered in Michigan in 2002, has been confirmed in St. Louis County including Creve Coeur. This one-half inch bright green insect from Asia will kill untreated ash trees in Creve Coeur.

The City has budgeted to remove ash trees in the right-of-way and homeowners are encouraged to create plans for their trees, as well. Dead trees are not only unattractive, they are a public safety hazard.

City staff will begin removal of dead and critical ash trees this summer. For the next 5 years, the City plans to remove and stump grind a minimum of 200 trees annually. In the event that the City will be removing an ash tree from the right-of-way adjacent to your property, a door hanger will be placed on your front door regarding the removals a couple of days in advance of the removal.

There are over 1,000 ash trees in the City's right-of-ways and in some subdivisions, ash trees were used exclusively. The City currently offers a 50/50 shared cost Street Tree Planting program to residents for planting trees in the public right-of-way. For more information please check the Street Tree Planting page on the City's website, as well as your City Newsletter for further information on the EAB and the planting program.

Find Out More

Find out more about the Emerald Ash Borer and what you can do to prepare on the following websites:
Let’s be proactive in keeping Creve Coeur safe and beautiful.