(Cedar Rapids) Cedar Rapids continues to remove Ash trees to stay a step ahead of the emerald ash borer. The city has implemented a plan to decrease the number of ash trees and replant a more diverse stock. Public Works Maintenance Manager Craig Hanson says removing trees in the winter is actually easier.
“One thing that we are not able to do in the winter is do the stump removals,” explained Hanson. “We were able, by the end of fall, to remove nearly all of our stumps; we were down to only like 50 left. We remove nearly 1,000 trees a year.”
Hanson says one of the ways the public can stop the spread of EAB is by using and purchasing local firewood only.
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