The Rosemont-La Petite Patrie borough is the latest to do something productive with wood from trees that have had to be cut down due to the emerald ash borer.

Wood that was not infected with the bug has been used to make sidewalk benches and flower planters installed on Masson St. and St. Laurent Blvd.

About 200 trees were cut down because of the borer and were turned into about 50 benches and planters.

The wood from about 50 trees has been saved to do general repairs when needed. That reserve means the borough didn’t have to go out and buy wood for that purpose.

Last year, the Cote des Neiges–Notre Dame de Grace borough donated wood cut down due to the beetle to an organization that teaches young people how to build a boat from scratch.