Middletown Township continues to remove and replace trees that have been killed by the invasive emerald ash borers. These insects have devastated ash trees across the United States. Over the past two years, the Public Works Department has removed 80 infected trees, and contractors have removed over 200.

A certified arborist assesses Township-owned trees to determine which ones need to be removed based on the health of the tree and the level of threat it poses to people and property. Removed trees are replaced with a different species that is not susceptible to infestation. Additionally, the Township is treating trees in an attempt to save some of those that have not yet been infected.

For additional information on the emerald ash borer and the Township's actions, please see the August 2015, February 2016, or July 2016 Township E-News.