My ash tree was removed because of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) can I keep the wood? A My ash tree was removed because of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) can I keep the wood? If your tree was removed because of EAB, you can safely burn the wood. However, the wood must be kept at the location where the tree was removed and cannot be transported more than 50 miles from that site. This is designed to prevent EAB spread. Back to Top Share thist article: How often should I get the trees on my property inspected? I got my trees treated for pests/diseases last year. Do I need to get them treated again this year?