It sounds and smells like a logging operation. It even looks like a logging operation as the huge trucks laden with mature ash trees rumble through our community.
We knew that the ash borer had been busy devastating the tree canopy in our area, especially in the NCC parkland bordering the Rideau River, but the reality of their removal still comes as a shock.
Two questions are begging to be answered:
1. Why were the residents of Overbrook not given prior warning that this operation would take place?
2. Since we have known for many years now that our tree canopy in Overbrook was compromised by the ash borer, why has a reforestation plan not been developed?
The Overbrook Community Association will be following up on these issues.
Your ideas, comments and photos are welcome.