LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas has tentative plans to try and save some notable ash trees on its campus from the invasive beetle known as the emerald ash borer.
According to a draft of the University of Kansas' ash tree management plan, about 20 trees that are in significant locations on campus would be injected with insecticide to prevent ash borer infestation.
The Lawrence Journal-World (http://bit.ly/28KeJLu ) reports that trees left untreated would be monitored for signs of infestation. Diseased or distressed trees would be removed.
The plan also calls for replacing ash trees with other species over five years.