Village of Ada to seek aid in removing ash trees:
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has announced that federal grant funds are now available to assist northwest Ohio communities in removing hazardous ash trees along public right-of-ways and replacing them with other trees. The Emerald Ash Borer was identified in Ada last year.
Ada Assistant Village Administrator Eric Martin, who was instrumental in inventorying the ash trees in Ada, and then developing a management plan for those trees, said he was not surprised to see these funds become available.
'I thought that something might show up,' said Martin, noting that a similar action had been taken by the DNR in Michigan. 'Yes, we will apply,' he said.
Martin indicated that there are over 95 ash trees in Ada right-of-ways and in Railroad Park. Naturally, there are other ash trees in the back yards of residents, at Ada War Memorial Park, and on the campus of Ohio Northern University."