Monday, 11 December 2017
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
Call us to get YOUR text ad here
 
MSC News National Headlines U.S Health Tech Talk World Business Sports Top Headlines
City urged to prepare for emerald ash borer
12/06/2017

(KLZA)--Falls City Tree Board members presented an update to the City Council Monday evening on their recommendations on how to deal with the impending Emerald Ash Borer infestation.

Tree Board member Gerald Hopp said there are about 200 Ash Trees on City terraces and in the parks which are the responsibility of the City.

Hopp said with that many ash trees in the community, not counting trees on private property, it is nearly certain the Emerald Ash Borer will make it's way to Falls City. Doniphan County, Kansas is the closest know location where the borer has been confiremd.

The Tree Board is currently recommending the Ash trees be removed rather than treated. The current philosophy is remove, re-use, re-tree and grind stumps.

Hopp noted the wood from removed trees has a number of uses, including mulch. A city ordinance requires that a tree be replanted for each tree removed from city property.  

Tree Board member John VonBehren said the most effective way to treat the trees is by injection.  He said even if the treatment is only required every two or three years, they are estimating the cost to average $100 annually. You must multiply that by the number of Ash Trees you have.

An unknown factor, is how many years will treatment be required to protect the trees. Will it be a 4-year process or a 10-year process which impacts the cots.  

For the current year the City budget included $5,000 to deal with the Ash tree issue. The Tree Board is suggesting that be doubled for the next fiscal year.  

VonBehren said waiting to react, once it is known the Emerald Ash Borer has arrived in Falls City, could have a big impact on the City budget. He says the Tree Board is suggesting a slow process to minimize the impact on the City budget. If action is delayed,  you might be forced to remove all the trees at one time, affecting both manpower and finances.

It is estimated that it takes two – four years before  you see the affects of the Emerald Ash Borer on a tree.  

 

© Many Signals Communcations
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Atchison fire battled Thursday
Petition launched to widen U.S. 75
Suspect identified in Holton standoff
Sabetha woman injured in wreck
Woman charged in fatal hit-and-run
One killed in collision on K-4 Highway
Fake name, meth, land man in jail
Body of missing MO man found in Nemaha Co KS
Hiawatha tie in federal criminal case filed in Neb
Trial set in hit-and-run case
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Stolen vehicle sends Oskaloosa man to jail
Elderly Netawaka woman dies from burns
Body of missing MO man found in Nemaha Co KS
Mother charged in death of infant
Hiawatha tie in federal criminal case filed in Neb
Child rape conviction earns life sentence
Elderly Netawaka woman badly burned
Council winner turns down position
County approves new vehicle purchase
Hiawatha nursing home under new ownership
Click Here For All Stories

©2017 MSC News
Hiawatha, Ks 66434
EEO Public Report


Powered by Radio Media Group