Hundreds of trees to be removed from St. Louis Arch grounds in advance of concerns of the emerald ash borer

Hundreds of trees to be removed from St. Louis Arch grounds in advance of concerns of the emerald ash borer
28 Oct 2014

From St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Exerpt: ST. LOUIS > Construction workers will begin cutting down ash trees on the Gateway Arch grounds as soon as Friday, project coordinators reported Tuesday.

The trees are threatened by the emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle from China. Moreover, they were planted in poor soil, are getting old, and are reaching the end of their life spans, said the National Park Service, which runs the monument.

They are scheduled to be removed beginning this week as part of the $380 million CityArchRiver makeover.
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