(Atlantic) The Atlantic Park and Recreation Department is looking into a tree replacement plan for the Sunnyside Park Camblin Addition.
Roger Herring, Park and Rec. Director, told the Park and Rec. Board Monday night that there are concerns of Emerald Ash Borer and Oak Wilt, two things that can quickly wipe out a large population of trees. He said they need to put together a plan and be proactive.
“We’re losing the trees anyway because of age and all kinds of other natural causes, and so we do need to start a replacement program,” said Herring. “So, we have in our budget for this year and for next year set aside some money to replace the oak trees and come up with a plan.”
Park and Rec. Board Member Charlene Beane said this would be a great opportunity to get the public involved.
“I think there are a lot of people, that if they heard about 200-year-old trees ready to kick, that if they could sponsor a tree they would love it, they would feel good about it. I don’t see anything wrong with that,” stated Beane.
Herring said he is going to consult with a forester and also the local Trees Forever group to see what they can do.