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City prepares for pending Emerald Ash Borer infestation
The city of Monroe has about 600 ash trees along the terraces and another 73 in city parks. (Times file photo: Anthony Wahl)
MONROE - Monroe's tree programs help maintain the city's recognition as a Tree City USA, but more work will need to be done starting next year, as the Emerald Ash Borer threat bears down on Green County. The City of Monroe celebrated its 25th consecutive year as a National Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA in 2013 and plans to start a selective treatment program to protect some of its best, mature ash trees in 2014, according to Paul Klinzing, the city's forester. Klinzing presented Monroe's 2013 Forestry Report Dec. 16 at the Board of Public Works.

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