Eastern Michigan to remove nearly
70 dead, diseased trees
YPSILANTI With the emerald ash borer attacking ash trees in southeastern
Michigan, homeowners arent the only ones being affected.
Eastern Michigan University will soon hire a professional tree service to remove approximately 70 diseased and dead trees on its main campus.
We regret that were losing these trees but we have to take them
down because they are diseased or dead. We are not removing any healthy trees,
said Melinda Ostrander, director of grounds, motor pool and custodial services
at Eastern Michigan University.
Approximately 50 pine trees, near the Universitys parking structure and
the Pine Grove apartments, have pine blight, according to Ostrander. Several
maples, elms and poplars have also died.
There are also 13 large ash trees at Pine Grove and Cornell Court apartments
that fell victim to the Emerald Ash Borer, she said.
The trees are scheduled to be removed within the next two weeks.