The sound of chain saws will echo through General Butler State Resort Park this winter as loggers begin the selective harvesting of ash trees due to the invasion of the emerald ash borer.
Atwood Lumber and Mats, LLC., 3306 Hwy. 227 in Carrollton, was awarded the contract for the project. The company is paying the state to remove the trees, and the company will sell the wood, Kentucky Department of Parks spokesman Gil Lawson said. About $50,000 of the proceeds from the contract will go toward the purchase of new trees and the treatment of a select number of trees, he said.