Help Save Our Ash Trees
Your support will make a difference!
Ash trees are an integral part of the Buffalo Olmsted Park System. They were important in the landscape when Frederick Law Olmsted designed the parks, and they remain important today. Unfortunately, our Ash Trees are under threat from the Emerald Ash Borer, an exotic, metallic-green colored beetle that has killed 50 to 100 million ash trees in the United States since 2002. The beetle damages ash trees by feeding on the inner bark, disrupting the tree’s ability to transport water and nutrients. Once trees are infested with this invasive species most will die without treatment.
Our staff arborists have identified 110 Olmsted Ash Trees that must be treated with trunk-injected insecticides this year. Health, diameter, location in the landscape, neighboring trees, structure, and species were taken into account in the selection process. We know what to do, but we need your help to make it happen. If the trees are left alone to die, it is a significantly greater expense than treatment, and all environmental benefits are lost. We are asking you to sponsor an ash tree or help by donating any amount to help save them.
Read: Foreign beetle devastates canopy of native ash trees in Erie County by Jane Kwiatkowski Radlich
- $70 will sustain* 1 Ash Tree
- $280 will sustain* 4 Ash Trees
- $350 will sustain* 6 Ash Trees
- Or you can make a donation in any amount
* For up to two (2) years.
EMERALD SPONSOR: Special thanks to Ashker’s Buffalo for being a strong supporter in this mission!