Taxpayer money taken into consideration for EAB treatments

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Quincy city officials are reassessing the number of trees being treated for emerald ash borer.

Emerald ash borer is an invasive insect that kills ash trees. The Quincy Tree Commission met on Monday to go over the treatment process for 180 trees.

Organizers say they want to make sure the city is spending taxpayer money wisely on treatments, especially considering treatment costs about $100 a tree and the treatment only lasts two years.

“The idea is look over the list to something that makes sense.” said City Planner Chuck Bevelheimer. “If we are going to knock out some trees, lets take a look before we re-bid the package again.”

Bevelheimer says the city will re-bid the EAB treatments in the spring.

Kaylee Pfeiferling

Kaylee Pfeiferling

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