Emerald Ash Borer

Artist Katherine Steichen Rosing captures the cryptic beauty of the life-and-death cycle of ash trees in “Emeralds to Ashes,” an exhibit at Madison College. Read more

Visual Arts


Gary Tipler

Since 2014, the city has cut down 43 ash trees on Williamson Street, in part because of the emerald ash borer infestation. More are certain to come down. And east-side residents watch in horror as their beloved trees fall. Read more



Courtesy Madison Parks Division

There are an estimated 2 million ash trees in Dane County. As more of them are killed by the emerald ash borer invasion, the devastation will be impossible to ignore. Read more

, News


Paul McMahon

​Festival Foods is using whole ash trees culled from Madison’s streets in place of steel to hold up its East Washington Avenue Store. The cutting-edge technique is a collaboration with WholeTrees Architecture and Structures. Read more


Christina Newton fears what her neighborhood on the near west side will look like after Madison deals with the dreaded emerald ash borer pest."Our whole neighborhood is highly concentrated with ash trees," says Newton, who lives on Rugby Row near For Read more


The arrival of the emerald ash borer within the city of Madison was brought home to me a few weeks ago through the stark buzzing of a chainsaw. A crew took down a good-sized ash in the park next to my house. It was a tree I had never paid much attent Read more


Madison is a shady town. I mean that in the best possible way. Trees line our streets and public spaces, providing crucial shade during those hot summer months. It may not seem like it now, but there are times when Madisonians want relief from all th Read more


While neither the insect nor its larvae have been detected in Dane County, Karl van Lith, a member of Madison's EAB task force, says it's likely they're here. The task force has preemptively made four recommendations in an attempt to mitigate the imp Read more


Madison is preparing for battle against the emerald ash borer, a beetle that has laid waste to millions of ash trees. And city officials are asking for residents' help. Read more