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Buffalo awarded grant for removal of dead Ash trees in Olmsted Park System

By February 10, 2021February 17th, 2021No Comments

$75,000 FROM THE NYS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION URBAN AND COMMUNITY FORESTRY PROGRAM WILL SUPPORT THE CONSERVANCY’S ASH MANAGEMENT PROGRAM.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The City of Buffalo and the Olmsted Parks Conservancy will get some help in removing some of the large dead trees in the parks system that have fallen victim to the Emerald Ash Borer.

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Urban and Community Forestry Program is providing a $75,000 grant to help support the Conservancy’s ongoing Ash Management Program. The city will be planting replacement trees valued at $18,750 as a matching component of the grant.

Buffalo is one of only six communities in Western New York chosen to receive these funds. Tree removals are expected to take place in the late summer or early fall of 2021.