Friday, March 18, 2011

Fighting the invasive pest the best way possible

Twenty-nine communities impacted by the emerald ash borer received federal funding assistance through the Ash Removal and Canopy Restoration Grant program.

Grants, which require a 50 percent local match, will help EAB-affected communities remove hazardous ash trees, as well as help assist in the restoration of lost canopy cover.

The funds are provided by the U.S. Forest Service.

The local communities receiving grants were: Brecksville - $18,750; Fairview Park - $11,700; Seven Hills - $18,618; Shaker Heights - $18,750; South Euclid - $13,050; Strongsville - $26,250.

- Jeffrey L. Frischkorn

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