How do I dispose of the wood?
  • For elms and oaks, you or your contractor may grind the wood and keep the wood chips on site for landscaping. Once the wood is chipped, it is no longer a threat to spreading either Dutch elm or oak wilt disease. Grinding must occur by the deadline.
  • You may have your contractor haul it off site and dispose of it for you.
  • You may haul it to a wood processing facility nearby. If you are hauling ash, do not violate quarantines. Go to or for more information.
  • Do not sell the firewood or haul it out of the area, which can accelerate the spread of insects and disease and may be against quarantines. Go to for more about why this is discouraged.

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1. What is a certified arborist?
2. What should I ask for when I am hiring an arborist or tree company?
3. What is a Minnesota Certified Tree Inspector?
4. What happens when a tree is infested with emerald ash borer (EAB) , or diseased with oak wilt and/or Dutch elm disease and is marked for removal?
5. Where is EAB in Lakeville?
6. How can I tell if my tree has EAB?
7. What are the removal requirements for an infested ash tree?
8. What If I don’t think I can remove my infested/diseased tree or properly dispose of the wood within the required timeline?
9. How do I dispose of the wood?
10. Does the stump have to be ground out and removed?
11. Should I notify the City when we finish control treatments and tree removal?
12. Does the City of Lakeville offer replacement trees for removed ash trees?
13. What can I do to save my other ash trees?
14. How do I know if my property has been re-inspected and meets the insect/disease control guidelines?
15. What constitutes a tree diseased with oak wilt or Dutch elm disease?
16. Are there things I can do to protect my elms from Dutch elm disease?
17. What can I do to protect my oaks from oak wilt?
18. What does DBH mean? What factors influence how much a tree will cost to remove?
19. How did the tree inspector determine property lines, and what if I don’t think the tree is on my property?
20. What if there are power lines over my tree?
21. Does the City mark infested and diseased trees on its own property?