With the threat of emerald ash borer becoming more and more real, a group in Louisa County is planning to take action before it arrives. Louisa County Conservation Director Katie Hammond says as a proactive measure, they’re preparing to plant trees to take the place of ash trees that might be killed by the beetle.
The planting is slated for Earth Day in April. They received a grant from the Community Foundation of Louisa County recently, and continue to apply for more.
Hammond says they’ll focus on planting native trees, like oak, maple and hickory.