The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has invaded Southgate. This is a small insect that invades Ash trees. It lays its larvae in the trunk of the tree and the larvae eat the channels through which water and nutrients flow - eventually destroying the tree. There are treatments available. See column on left.
The Southgate Park and Tree Board is a committee of men and women appointed by the Mayor. The committee's primary duties are to educate the public on the value of trees and gardening, administer to the flower gardens around the Southgate Community Center, award Green Thumb awards to those residents who perform an outstanding job in landscaping, coordinate the summer concerts, and award the best Holiday decorations in December. We work with the KY Division of Forestry and the National Arbor Day Foundation to educate residents on the importance of properly maintaining the urban forest.