What are the removal requirements for an infested ash tree?

All ash brush and wood from infested ash trees must be disposed of by chipping or by hauling to a wood waste facility following all current Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) quarantines or guidelines established on a county basis. Tree removal is required within the timeline provided by the City following the property inspection and first notification of nuisance sent to the property owner. Individual extensions up to two weeks will be approved on a case-by-case basis depending on site factors such as trees requiring utility line clearance. If a tree has 30 percent dieback or less and the property owner is interested in injecting the tree, an extension to June 15 will be permitted when a homeowner-accepted bid from an MDA licensed pesticide applicator is submitted to Forestry staff prior to the removal deadline.

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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?