Fairbury to soon begin ash tree removal in Crystal Springs Park

FAIRBURY, NE – Crystal Springs Park in Fairbury is currently home to more than 180 ash trees, but not for much longer.

Due to the threat of the Emerald Ash Borer, all ash trees in the park will be removed at the recommendation of the Nebraska Forest Service, according to a press release obtained by KUTT Radio on Monday afternoon.

As of October 2018, the Emerald Ash Borer has been found in 35 states, including Nebraska. Over the next few weeks, Fairbury will be undertaking a multi-year approach to replace all the ash trees and will conduct other tree maintenance in Crystal Springs.

For the safety of the public, the park will be closed during the tree removal process. Dates of the park’s closure will be posted on the City’s website at www.fairburyne.org.

It’s anticipated to have all ash trees replaced within the next 3-5 years. The Fairbury City Council approved a recommendation from the Public Works Committee back on Nov. 20 to remove all ash trees from Crystal Springs Park.

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