Sections of the Genesee Greenway will be closed for up to two weeks while loggers remove trees infected by the Emerald Ash Borer beetle.
The project begins Monday, December 5 to remove Ash trees that have been infected by the beetle or that are in danger of being infected. The project, facilitated by NYS Parks, is meant to slow the spread of the beetle and protect trail users.
“It’s expected that all Ash trees along the section of the Greenway will be dead within a year, and removing dead trees and tree limbs will avoid a significant hazard to trail users’ State Parks Deputy Commissioner for Natural Resources Tom Alworth said. “It’s important that the public understands our goal is to protect patrons’ safety and support the long-term health of the region’s forests.”
The section of Greenway closing is between the Thruway and Ballantyne Road.