What Is The City Of Superior Doing About The Ash Tree Infestation?
The Emerald Ash Borer has been found within the City of Superior and officials have deliberated about what to do about it.
A press release from City Forester Mary Morgan outlines the following updates about the issue:
- The Superior City Council will decide how the City should respond to the infestation of the City’s boulevard ash trees by the Emerald Ash Borer on Tuesday, October 15th at 6:30 p.m.
- The City Forester has recommended removing all the ash as a pre-emptive measure to protect citizens from the public safety hazard that the ash will pose as they fail over the next two to four years. The City will replant a different species as resources become available. Citizens may treat boulevard ash (with conditions) at their own expense with a free tree permit issued by the City. Please call 715-395-7279 to get the permit.
- Treated ash trees will not be removed by City crews unless/until they fail and become a hazard.
- The public is invited to the meeting to provide feedback on the proposed plan.
For more information, citizens can call Mary Morgan at 715-395-7279 for more information.