Loveland takes proactive approach to preventing ash borers

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<p>The emerald ash borer kills ash trees in America’s forests and backyards. </p>

The city of Loveland is planning to remove dozens of trees this year in an attempt to reduce the potential spread of a destructive beetle called the emerald ash borer.

According to the Reporter-Herald, the city will cut down 50 to 100 of its 800 ash trees and replace them with a variety of other species. City leaders hope to avoid huge stands of dead trees on public land by slowly phasing out ash trees.