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Ash trees to be removed in downtown, near Oak Ridge | Newsradio 1240 & 93.5 FM WTAX

The city of Springfield’s battle with an invasive pest that has wreaked havoc on trees throughout Illinois continues.

Some 45 trees identified as weak and dying due to the Emerald Ask Borer beetle will begin to be replaced this week.

Public Works says most – 33 of them – line the Monument Avenue entry into Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Another 12 are downtown, between the Old State Capitol Plaza and East Monroe Street.

In some cases, city officials say benches around the trees have been taken away ahead of the removal and clean-up that should take place over the next few weeks.

Replacement of those trees will go on during either April or May, and the city says they’re hoping for a more diverse tree population as a result.

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Ash trees to be removed in downtown, near Oak Ridge | Newsradio 1240 & 93.5 FM WTAX
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Ash trees to be removed in downtown, near Oak Ridge | Newsradio 1240 & 93.5 FM WTAX

The city of Springfield’s battle with an invasive pest that has wreaked havoc on trees throughout Illinois continues.

Some 45 trees identified as weak and dying due to the Emerald Ask Borer beetle will begin to be replaced this week.

Public Works says most – 33 of them – line the Monument Avenue entry into Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Another 12 are downtown, between the Old State Capitol Plaza and East Monroe Street.

In some cases, city officials say benches around the trees have been taken away ahead of the removal and clean-up that should take place over the next few weeks.

Replacement of those trees will go on during either April or May, and the city says they’re hoping for a more diverse tree population as a result.

Tags: downtown springfield, emerald ash borer, oak ridge cemetery, public works, springfield

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Emerald ash borer in the USA 2015-16ongoing2016-02-26
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