EAB Tree Replacement Program: Boulevard Trees

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This page contains information about the City of Plymouth's tree replacement program for residents who live near an ash tree on a city boulevard.

Background
In September 2015, the first case of Emerald Ash Borer was confirmed in the City of Plymouth. The small, invasive insect infects ash trees and spreads quickly, typically killing a majority of ash trees in its path. There are basically two options for ash trees – begin a course of treatment immediately, or plan for the tree to be removed. 

Treatment: The city performs an ongoing, preventative treatment cycle on ash trees in city boulevards and parks that are a minimum of 15 inches in diameter and in good health.

Removal: Smaller, unhealthy or hazardous ash trees on city property are set for pre-emptive removal to help slow the spread of the borer. Once removed, the City of Plymouth will provide a free replacement tree of your choice, while supplies last.

Removal and Replacement Schedule
For the boulevard ash trees slated for removal, winter is the best time to perform the work. Borers are dormant in the winter and are more likely to remain in the tree, which will help prevent them from spreading. Trees will be removed through the course of two consecutive winters.

Winter 2018-2019: This winter, boulevard ash trees east of Interstate 494 will be removed. Replacement trees will be available in spring of 2019.

Winter 2019-2020: Next winter, boulevard ash trees west of I-494 will be removed. Replacement trees will be available in the spring of 2020.

In order to receive a new tree, please fill out the form below. Tree quantities are limited and residents are encouraged to fill out the form early.


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Boulevard Tree Replacement Form

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Contact Information
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Replacement Tree Options

The following trees are available, while supplies last. Please review the tree factsheets and choose your preference below.

Please select trees from the list below and indicate the quantity (1-4) in the corresponding text box.

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The following trees are available, while supplies last. Please review the tree factsheets and choose your preference below. Shademaster Honeylocust (PDF) Northern Catalpa (PDF) Ohio Buckeye (PDF) St. Croix American Elm (PDF) White Oak (PDF) Please select trees from the list below and indicate the quantity (1-4) in the corresponding text box.
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Commitment to Watering

The care for the tree in its first few years of life are essential for its long term success. With the large scale of these replacement efforts the City of Plymouth does not have the resources to water the trees regularly. The city will supply residents with a watering bag that will need to be filled up every few days.

 

By accepting a tree, you agree to water the tree for the first three years of life.

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