Protecting Ash Trees

Georgia Forestwatch is seeking to save some Biltmore Ash trees in Georgia’s National Forest and your contribution will help:

1. Purchase the treatments that will save the trees from the invasive Emerald Ash Borer
2. Pay for a Licensed Pesticide Applicator to be present during treatments
3. Help organize and train volunteers to participate!

TIMELINE:
July 08, 2019 – Jess Riddle identified treatment locations of Biltmore Ash
July 26, 2019 – Approval from Forest Service to treat 
August 30, 2019 – Partnered with Save Georgia’s Hemlocks and USFS to have a group of ForestWatch Volunteers treat 45 Ash trees at two sites.
September 2019 – Chemical costs were higher than expected and we need your help in raising the remaining $600 to continue this annual effort!
Spring 2020 – Annual re-treatment necessary

“I just can’t bear to see a whole species of tree disappear from our forests” 
-Jess Riddle Exec. Director Georgia ForestWatch 

Check out the videos below to learn more about Ash Trees, the Emerald Ash Borer, and what you can do to help

VIDEO 1. The plight of the ash tree in North Georgia and how you can help
VIDEO 2. More info about Ash trees and the Emerald Ash Borer

Thanks to the VOLUNTEERS who came out to help August 30, 2019

You can also donate and SHARE these videos through Facebook Fundraiser!