The parks- recreation and forestry department in Slinger is announcing that the Village of Slinger is now joining a growing list of Wisconsin communities where the deadly Emerald Ash Borer has been found to be existing in trees. Village officials confirmed on Friday that a village resident concerned with the life of tree on their property, contacted the park’s and forestry supervisor, who then contacted state officials. They came and examined the tree and confirmed its presence. Emerald Ash Borer is a major threat to Wisconsin trees. Once present in an area, EAB will kill all untreated trees within a few years. In preparation for the EAB epidemic, Slinger established an EAB management plan to be carried out over an eight year period. There were 227 ash trees on the village terraces in 2012. Each year, 28 ash trees are scheduled to be removed. In addition to the removals, 28 trees are treated annually to help pro-long the removal process.