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Ash trees being removed in Shorewood

CREATED Apr 15, 2014

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SHOREWOOD - Trees are disappearing in one community on the North Shore.

Several people contacted TODAY'S TMJ4 to find out why crews are cutting them down in Shorewood.
 
Dozens have been removed on Glendale and Murray Avenue.
 
Village Manager Chris Swartz says the ash trees were cut down because of Shorewood's Emerald Ash Borer plan.
 
"This is a way to protect the existing trees and to thin out the best ones." Swartz Said.
 
More mature trees in good condition selected by Forestry Officials will be left standing.
 
The removal program is being done at the same time new sewer construction is underway said Swartz so it's less disruptive to neighbors.
 
The downed trees will be replaced after construction is finished sometime next September.