Remove ash-borer damaged Ash trees from either side of Jackson Street in the 400 block
Thirteen Ash trees on either side of Jackson Street have been damaged by the Emerald Ash-borer pest too much to be saved and need to be removed for safety and environmental reasons. The trees line the street heavily used by pedestrians between the visitor parking lot and the Visitor Center and form a canopy overhead. The longer the trees remain in place, the limbs will become very brittle and may fall on a visitor or the picnic tables located in the same area, requiring their removal as soon as possible. Trees native to the area will be planted this fall as soon as a landscape designer is consulted for appropriate replacements.
Park staff will remove the upper limbs and the trunks down to the ground. Contractors will grind out the stumps and remove the debris.
Jason Taylor, 217-391-3235