City Begins Removal of Ash Trees in Parks

The City of Sioux Falls will begin to remove ash trees in City parks that are susceptible to infestation by the emerald ash borer (EAB).

As a preemptive measure to slow the infestation of EAB, Parks and Recreation will be implementing a multiyear plan for the removal of ash trees in parks. Starting in September, crews will begin to remove ash trees located in 33 parks across the city.

“Ash trees are the predominant tree species in the park system,” says Kelby Mieras, Park Operations Manager. “Proactively removing many of these trees will slow the infestation and prepare parks for new tree species that will diversify our urban forest.”

For more information on EAB, visit the City’s website at www.siouxfalls.org/EAB.

 

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