The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

'Total devastation'

Everly preps for EAB's arrival

 

April 28, 2022

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Adult ash borers are quite tiny, smaller than a penny.

A tiny green beetle is poised to cost the City of Everly a lot of green.

Waste Water and Street Superintendent Nate Fitzgerald on April 18 shared his concerns about the emerald ash borer (EAB) with the city council. He recently tallied 115 ash trees on city-owned property and in the right-of-way, a vast majority of which will need to be removed once the invasive pest makes its way to Everly.

"It will cause total devastation of our ash trees," Fitzgerald explained. "I just want the city to be prepared of what can happen because it's something we need to be prepared for. It will be costly for...



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