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SIOUX CITY PREPARES FOR EMERALD ASH BORER

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Sioux City’s Parks Department is being proactive in preparing for the eventual arrival of the Emerald Ash Borer, which is a tree destroying pest.

The borer was recently discovered in Omaha, and parks field supervisor Kelly Bach says a plan is being prepared for when the borer is found here:


OC…….arrives in Sioux City. ;23

Bach says the Parks Department has not planted any ash trees since 2005 and has planted a wide diversity of tree species that the borer will not affect.


OC……..Sioux City area. :22

The city estimates up to 30% of the trees in town are ash trees. Bach says no one type should make up more than ten per cent of the population:


OC……….early removal. :23

Bach says ash tree owners don’t need to start pre-treating their trees yet with a preventive chemical, since the pest is not here.