Ash tree removal will resume in Braem Park this month

Courtesy of the City of Marshfield.

MARSHFIELD, WI (OnFocus) – The City of Marshfield will begin ash tree removals in Braem Park starting in January. This is the second year of removals following a five-year plan to remove a majority of the ash tree population within the park. This is a proactive approach to remove ash trees before they are infected with Emerald Ash Borer and become hazardous.

This year tree removal area is roughly four acres in size and is located on the north side of the park. The park will remain open, but we require park users to stay at least 300’ away from equipment and personnel when operations are present.  For more information, please reach out to our Parks and Recreation Department at 715-384-4642.

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an invasive wood-boring insect originating from Asia.  The insect was discovered in Southeast Wisconsin in 2008 and has since popped up in pockets throughout much of the state. In January 2021, EAB was detected in the city of Marshfield. The insect kills the trees by feeding underneath the bark and disrupting the transportation of water and nutrients. Widespread mortality can be expected for any ash trees not treated.

For more information on EAB, please visit our forestry page on the City’s website.

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