Eight large ash trees have been marked for cutting in Glen Armil Park. The week of March 4th saw eight large trees marked with a large X on their trunks and one tree was felled also last week. The rest of the trees will probably be cut down on Monday or Tuesday, the 12th or 13th. By the time you read this the trees will likely will be gone, leaving large open areas where the trees once stood.
The trees had been doomed for two seasons since the city had announced in 2016 that a large number of ash trees on city land had been infested with the larvae of the Emerald Ash Borer . There is no economical way of saving an ash tree that is infested. One specimen ash tree may be treated with costly chemicals in order to preserve it in Vander Veer Arboretum. All other ash trees on city land will probably be cut down and the infected wood properly disposed of. Replacement trees will likely be planted at a later date.