In July 2017, the Upper Merion Township Board of Supervisors approved a multi-step mitigation plan for the Emerald Ash Borer. The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a beetle native to Asia that is responsible for the loss of millions of ash trees across the country, and locally in Upper Merion Township.
Phase 1 was the pre-treatment of the Schuylkill River West Trail at Heuser Park, and was completed in the fall of 2017.
Phase 2 is a timber harvest, which is slated to begin on Monday, June 4, 2018.
What to Know:
- Contractors will begin mobilizing at Heuser Park during the week of May 28
- The actual felling will take place beginning Monday, June 4 at the earliest
- The project should take 4-6 weeks, weather permitting
- During this time, the Schuylkill River West Trail will be closed on Monday, June 4 for the duration of the project