Since 2018 the Town has recognized that there are over 450 ash trees along the Town easement between the sidewalk and roads that are an issue. Since then we have successfully removed over 150 ash trees thus far in the town using a combination of town forces and contractors. We will continue removing ash trees this summer and fall and estimate about 80 additional trees being removed. We have decided to target and work neighborhood to neighborhood rather that tackling individual request.
We are aware of the scope of the issue and are working our way through it to the best of our abilities with the resources that we have available to us. As much as we would like to, we cannot remove all of the 450 trees in the course of year or two. We simply do not have the resources to do so, while maintaining the other priorities of the Department. We appreciate our residents understanding and patience as we work through this.
If you have any questions, or are interested in a replacement tree, please contact the Public Works Department at 247-6100.