Fort Pierre made plans to start the ash tree removal process as the Emerald Ash Borer begins to spread itself throughout the state of South Dakota. The Emerald Ash Borer is a metallic green beetle insect that nests and eats itself out of ash trees. While there are some ash trees that can remain unharmed from the bug, North American Ash trees are not one of them.

The Fort Pierre Arbor Board, Public Works and a South Dakota State University tree specialist are working together to minimize the problem before it begins.

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Jayden Fore | 605-224-7301


Jayden Fore is a reporter for the Capital Journal. Jayden is graduating North Dakota State University this summer with her Bachelors in Journalism.

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