Emerald Ash Borer is Here – Ash Trees Must Go

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Work begins Wednesday on removing trees damaged by the emerald ash borer from within the city of St. Louis.

City crews and contractors will start cutting down damaged trees in the 5200 block of Waterman in north city.

The emerald ash borer has been responsible for the destruction of thousands of trees across the country and was recently discovered in St. Louis.

The city’s forestry division has mapped more than 15,000 public ash trees along city streets and parks.

Over the next five years, some 14,000 of the trees will be removed before the ash borer kills them.

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