Overland Park ramps up efforts to cut down damaged ash trees

Thousands of ash trees line city streets in Overland Park. Photo via City of Overland Park.

Overland Park plans to cut down hundreds of ash trees throughout the city next year as it ramps up efforts at countering the impacts of the emerald ash borer.

Catch up quick: The city is set to start a large-scale ash street tree removal and replanting program targeting trees in public right-of-ways that have been damaged by the invasive beetle species.