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Burlington Battles Emerald Ash Borer

So far, nearly 150 trees have been removed throughout the city of Burlington because of the Emerald Ash Borer.

Another 200 trees have been treated to protect them from the small insect.

Burlington Development and Parks Director Eric Tysland said it's an ongoing process. But he said the city's treatment crew will soon thin out as some members leave for college in the fall.

"But that's something we expected. We will slow down a little bit on how many we are able to remove over the next few months, but we will continue to address the issue."

Tysland also said many of Burlington's residents have treated their own trees to avoid them from being removed.

The Emerald Ash Borer was first noticed in Burlington last summer.

Burlington hired a local company to treat the trees and they inject a chemical based off the size of the tree.The chemical then moves its way up the tree after it is injected into the base, ultimately preventing the Emerald Ash Borer from feeding off of it.