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Beetle Infestation Led To Trees Being Cut Down

A current infestation of emerald ash borers began to affect the trees surrounding the entire city of Titusville in Pennsylvania. When the invasive species lives on the ash trees, these trees are considered to pose a safety hazard to the general public. This is because the larvae of the said exotic beetle have the capacity to drain it of its moisture thus the tree no longer has the capacity to feed itself.

The invasion that was found in the trees all over the city was reported by the Titusville Shade Tree Commission and was reported to the city council. This was done last June 21 during a council meeting. Proper measures are now being taken in order to eliminate all the infested trees that are in the city.

During the June meeting of the city council, Lynn Cressman who is a member of the council said that the invasion of the ash borer has been a quick process. She also referred to the situation which possesses a potential danger as a small crisis.

Based on the data posted by a website that has been tracking the spread of the species, emeraldashborer.info, the ash borer invasion in the state of Pennsylvania started way back in June 27 of 2007 when it was first documented.

An ultimate decision was made by the city council which is to not give any more additional funds for the cost of eliminating the trees that have been infected. It was only last week that a tree service crew was found to be busy in the downtown area while removing four different trees that have been infested. These trees are located inside the Scheide Park which is near West Central Avenue.

According to the tree service, they have already removed around 10 infected trees. The process has to be done very carefully since the infested trees are already very brittle. The tree service company said that they have been hired by the Shade Tree Commission to eliminate around 25 infested trees all over the city before the end of this year.

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