What’s going on with ash tree removal?

Next Monday (Memorial Day) ends the time period in which Ash trees can be removed from the city this Spring. I have a tree that has been marked since last Fall and have seen no tree removal trucks in my neighborhood.

Now I understand that they can still remove them this Fall (after Labor Day). I also get it that the weather has NOT been ideal (saturated ground) but why hasn’t the city released a statement basically telling homeowners that have trees marked that they will have to just wait until Fall? I have already received 3 mail notices of the removal and have spoken with the private contractor back in February.

Maybe the city attorney is telling the administration not to talk about it in case someone wants to sue 🙂


#1 Theresa stehly on 05.18.19 at 5:32 pm

Scott, I was just visiting with a piano parent whose husband is in the tree trimming business. She mentioned the deadline for dealing with the trees has kept them very busy. I will be asking the City to put out a public statement to inform/remind the residents about the Memorial Day deadline.

#2 Ashen on 05.18.19 at 5:49 pm

Maybe it was released on a super double secret Facebook selfie broadcast?

#3 It's Who You Know on 05.18.19 at 6:24 pm

No trees marked with the ‘blue 9’ have been removed from the Bel Aire and Riverdale areas.

I have seen them doing extensive work in the Tomar area.

#4 "Very Stable Genius" on 05.20.19 at 1:08 am

My trees are “10s” so they didn’t get cut down, but my neighbors’ less attractive “9s” did. I live in the Bishop O’Gorman area ;-)….But my question is: When are they going to return to remove the Trumps, I mean the stumps?

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