Unfortunately, the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been discovered in the Avon area. The Department of Natural Resources has placed a quarantine on Hendricks County, which means that ash wood cannot be transported unless it is properly chipped. For more information on detecting EAB on your ash trees, how to remove and dispose of infested trees, and what this means to our local forests, follow the links below.
EAB, which has been dubbed the "Green Menace," burrows into the bark of ash trees and eventually kills the tree. Sadly, it has killed millions of ash trees across midwestern and east coast states and has devastated countless acres of forest.
Avon was designated a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation for the years 2007, 2008, and 2009. The Town is dedicated to increasing and improving Avon's urban forest. Trees that make up urban forests are "working trees"- they have a job. Urban Forests are an important and often overlooked necessity for urban areas- they soften the appearance of large buildings and parking lots, absorb carbon dioxide and release nice, clean air for us to breathe. Trees also cool our hot pavement with their shade, thus reducing "heat islands." Click here to learn more about the Tree City USA Program
Because trees are living history, the Town has recognized all of the big trees in town in its first Big Tree of Avon contest. Residents nominated trees in their yard and in their neighbor's yard. Click here to view The Big Tree E-Book!