Thursday, January 31, 2013
The city plans to remove infested 49 ash trees before spring.
Stow’s Urban Forestry Department started removing more Emerald Ash Borer infested ash trees on Jan. 29, according to city officials. A total of 49 ash trees growing between the curb and sidewalk will be removed between the addresses of 2930 and 3148 Crown Pointe Drive. New non-ash trees will be replanted this spring in the same area. The new trees will be purchased with the remaining funds from the 2012 Ash Removal and Canopy Restoration grant the city received from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. In 2012, workers removed 79 infested ash trees and planted 83 new non-ash trees on Peterboro Drive with funds from the same grant.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Find out more about Monday night's Stow City Council meeting.
The Stow City Council committee meetings gather tonight beginning at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. • On the agenda are resolutions to accept an Ohio Department of Natural Resources grant to remove ash trees and help with canopy restoration. Read more about Stow's Emerald Ash Borer problem here. • Council will discuss authorizing a few road resurfacing projects: Read more about the city's plans for street restoration this summer here. • Council will also discuss a contract between Stow and Ravenna for the urban forester's services. • An executive session is scheduled during the finance committee to talk about compensation of public employees. For the full agenda, take a look at the .pdf attached to this post.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The stump on display came with some real life bugs!
Arborist Sue Mottl set up an informational display at City Hall on Emerald Ash Borer since finding out the bug from Asia was infesting Stow's Ash trees ... but the display actually came alive last week. Part of the display was a big wooden stump — to show how the bugs made track marks in the wood. But, Emerald Ash Borer larvae in the wood hatched and the adult bugs began flying around City Hall. "A noticeable amount was flying around City Hall," said Mayor Sara Drew. The crew from the Urban Forestry Department removed the stump and disposed of it properly, but some of the bugs remained, said Mottl. The city sprayed to get rid of the bugs, but employees were swatting them away and a few bugs were stepped on. A day later, the building was …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
With the early spring this year, officials say the trees can't be replanted until the fall.
Sixty-four Ash trees have already been cut down by city employees for being infested with Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and the plan is to cut down another 78 trees by the fall. Service Director Mike Miller also said that because Stow had such an early spring, the city won't be able to replant any trees until the fall. So far, all 63 Ash trees at the city's campground have been cut down and chipped and one more tree on Peterboro Drive was taken down, said Stow Arborist Sue Mottl. Because the city and parks departments keep finding the bug in the trees, Miller said the plan to treat any of the trees with insecticides has been extinguished, they must be cut. As the trees are being identified as being infested with Emerald Ash Borer, they are …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Think you may have an Ash tree? Watch Arborist Sue Mottl identify the tree and whether it is infested or even dead.
Streets with Ash Trees in Stow: There are a total of 612 street Ash trees. Thirty-eight are at City Hall and 15 are in the sancturetum. Questions? Call Arborist Sue Mottl at the Urban Forestry Department at 330-689-5121. For more information visit ashalert.osu.edu
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Take a look at five things to know before tonight's council meeting.
The Stow City Council meeting scheduled for Feb. 23 begins at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Here are five things to take note of before the meeting: 1. Residential Rezoning: Stow resident Paul Zuravel is requesting that a section of eight plots at Graham Road and Leewood Road be rezoned from R-1 to R-2. About half a dozen residents attended the Feb. 21 meeting opposing Zuravel's request. Most residents cited more traffic, property values and smaller property lot sizes to why they were against rezoning. Zuravel said he wants to rezone the lot so he has more options for the property. Stow Patch will have more on this story, continue to check for updates. The difference between R-1 and R-2: 2. Fox Den Lease Agreement: Council will review leasing …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
City Council's Public Improvement Committee to consider options to deal with destructive insect.
City council's Public Improvement Committee is expected tonight to review its options to safeguard ash trees after the Emerald Ash borer was found in Silver Springs Park recently. The insect infects and kills ash trees and spreads quickly. The committee meets at 5:30 p.m. at city hall. Also gathering tonight are council's Planning Committee, Finance Committee and Committee-of-the-Whole, following the Public Improvement Committee.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
So far, 63 trees have been removed.
- On Ohio.com
Wednesday, February 15, 2012