New Jersey’s Millions of Ash Trees Are Doomed

In 10 years, most of New Jersey’s 24 million ash trees in forests — and countless others in neighborhoods, parks and backyards — will be dead.

“It’s dire,” says John Sacco, New Jersey’s State Forester.

New Jersey’s State Forester oversees everything from forest fires, state forests, local tree programs, education programs and forest stewardship to natural areas, forest diseases and rare plants. Now John Sacco has a new challenge.