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Phases Three - Management Plan

Phases Three - Management Plan

Deferral Treatment

Ash tree injections are being carried out in order to defer costs and space out removals over our five year plan.

Removal or Replacement

For street trees and most park trees, the most cost effective management tool is to remove infested trees and plant new trees of a different species in their place. Unfortunately, there are no effective or efficient measures available in controlling the spread of this insect or controlling the damage that the insect causes in our open spaces, and because of this, we are expecting to see significant mortality in our inventory of ash species both in open spaces, and in wood lots. For these areas, relying on natural regeneration for replacement is the generally accepted approach.

View the list of Ash trees scheduled for removal or treatment 

View the Town's Management Plan Report