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National Park Service begins removal of trees from Arch grounds

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The National Park Service says 1,200 of the 1,800 trees currently on the Arch grounds will be removed because about 800 of them are expected to die due to an invasive beetle. By Stephanie Baumer The National Park Service says 1,200 of the 1,800 trees currently on the Arch grounds will be removed because about 800 of them are expected to die due to an invasive beetle. By Stephanie Baumer

 ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- The removal of some 800 Ash trees from the Arch grounds began Monday.

The change comes as a proactive measure by the National Parks Service against the Emerald Ash Borer, a beetle that eats ash trees. The National Parks Service says 1,200 of the 1,800 trees currently on the arch grounds will be removed because about 800 of them are expected to die due to the beetle. 

The new trees will be transplanted in 2016, when a majority of the Arch renovation construction is finished.

 

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