Infected Ash trees
Not all removals are Ash trees infected by emerald ash borer. Ash trees account for about 10% of these removals. Many of the trees in this project are 40-50 year old trees with structural issues.
Stumps will be ground after removal. 1,200 more existing stumps will also be removed for replacement tree planting.
Replanting your own tree
Existing tree service requests
Current service requests for priority 1 trees are included in the work. Other low priority service requests will be addressed when the initiative is complete.
City's tree planting plans
This initiative won't impact our planting plans. Our approach to planting trees focuses on contracted and volunteer tree plantings.
Urban canopy goal
We may lose canopy as a result of the removals, but this project allows us to improve tree health. This leads to a larger canopy in the long-run.
Current tree conditions
Our inventory shows that 86% of these trees are in fair or better condition.