In 2012 City Council approved a 10 year strategy to remove 1/10 of the Ash Tree Inventory annually based on the projection that 98% of Ash Trees will be killed by the insect.
A reminder to everyone that for every tree the City removes, a new tree will be planted. There are over 40 species offered for replacement planting.
As of December 2016, the City has removed 12,077 of the projected 23,000 Ash Trees. In 2015, it was observed that the infestation was starting to accelerate and a faster response by the City was needed.
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