The city will have a contractor remove 76 ash trees from the Hamburg area of Lexington in the next week.
All 76 dead or dying trees are victims of emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle that feeds on and kills ash trees. The trees will be cut because they pose a safety hazard, the city said in a written release.
The city also wants to prevent further spread of emerald ash borer, which have destroyed other ash trees throughout Lexington.
Trees will be removed in the median on Star Shoot Parkway between Liberty Road and Sir Barton Way and Pink Pigeon Parkway from Star Shoot to Alysheba Way. The city plans to replace the trees with a diverse mix of tree species.