Tag Archives: ash trees

Local News
January 30, 2019

City removal of selected ash trees moves ahead

By Julia Purdy

RUTLAND— Last fall Rutland neighborhood streets glowed with the golden foliage of ash trees, but since October, 75 streetside ash trees have been removed, Public Works Commissioner Jeff Wennberg told the Mountain Times Jan.23. That was the target number for 2018, with…

Local News
August 15, 2018

City ash trees to come down

By Katy Savage

RUTLAND—Back in the mid-1900s, when Dutch Elm Disease wiped out about 77 million elm trees, Vermont towns started replacing the canopy-like trees that lined streets and public parks with something similar—ash trees.

Now, towns are contemplating how to cut down ash trees…