Ash tree petition

Susan Stanich — The Stinger
photo by Felic­ity Bosk

Ash tree stumps are left by Supe­rior city trucks last week along 21st Street. A UWS stu­dent has been cir­cu­lat­ing a peti­tion ask­ing city offi­cials to post­pone its ash-removal plan this spring until nest­ing birds, squir­rels and other tree-dependent species have suc­cess­fully raised their young.The city’s plan, approved in March, includes remov­ing all ash trees on pub­lic lands — more than 3,000 trees — in an attempt to stop the spread of the non-native emer­ald ash borer, which kills ash trees.

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