WATERLOO — Waterloo officials said the difficult task of dealing with emerald ash borers will be made easier by a citywide tree inventory.
The City Council voted in 2007 to begin the tree inventory after experts warned that the ash tree-killing insect eventually would arrive in Waterloo — and now that decision is paying off, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
“This has really organized our day-to-day operations ... (replacing) piles and piles of paper,” city forester Todd Derifield said. “It's going to be difficult to deal with the emerald ash borer the way it is, but it would be more difficult without this inventory.” — AP
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