Is city moving fast enough against ash borer?
Last week, The Gazette reported that city employees have found emerald ash borers in three more spots around the city. The tree-killing insects were first confirmed in an ash tree on Eastwood Avenue a year ago this week.
Last Wednesday, Marcia Nelesen reported on the city’s latest efforts to combat the ash borers. The council allocated $107,000 for this year, including $25,000 to hire a forester or contract with an arborist, but other than hiring a summer forestry intern, it has yet to do so. The city did hire a local company to treat about 65 larger ash trees with insecticide injections. Another 140 smaller trees will be treated with insecticide poured around their trunks.
So is the city moving swiftly enough in its efforts to combat this insect? We’ll share our perspectives in our editorial Tuesday.
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