City of Geneva: Here's Some Grinding You're Really Going to Like
The Emerald Ash Borer has taken it's toll on Geneva, but those piles of "sawdust" you see are good news: stump grinding shreds put to good use.
No, they are not gigantic ant hills or piles of sawdust from overly enthusiastic carpenters. The piles of wood chips and shreds seen on parkways around town are the result of stump grinding.
The Geneva City Council determined that removing dead or dying ash trees, due to the infestation of the emerald ash borer, was a priority and thus the work began.
First, the larger and more dangerous trees were taken down and then smaller ones. Once removed, the tree stumps were ground out which left the residual mounds on parkways around town.
The piles of grindings will be removed by City crews, at a lower cost than contracting the work out. The restoration work, planned to begin next week, will include re-seeding which will be done concurrently with the removal of the grindings. So be assured that city of Geneva Public Works crews will be "heading for the hills" to restore the parkways as soon as possible.
SOURCE: City of Geneva newsletter