Farmington Discount Program for Emerald Ash Borer Prevention
Emerald Ash Borer was confirmed near Farmington in the bordering city of Lakeville in 2017. Like most Minnesota cities, Farmington has an abundance of ash trees growing on public and private property. As a result, the city has partnered with Rainbow Treecare to treat public ash trees in parks and boulevards. This partnership also offers a city-wide discount for any privately owned trees in Farmington.
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You can protect your ash tree for 20 years for less than the cost to remove and replace it.
If you have an ash tree, now is the time to decide what to do. Ash trees can either be protected or removed. Farmington is encouraging residents to treat large, well-placed, healthy private ash trees as part of an EAB treatment program.
Considerations for Treatment:
- Is the size of your tree is greater than 10” in diameter?
- Is your tree competing with other trees or infrastructure?
- Does your tree show no more than 30% of canopy decline if infestation is suspected?
Most importantly, treating an ash tree is more cost-effective than removal. In addition, you maintain the tree benefits and value of a mature tree to your property!
How does it work?
- Schedule an onsite assessment with one of our ISA Certified Arborists to evaluate your property’s ash trees.
- Plan a strategy based on the ash tree assessment. Rainbow works with you to create a long-term strategy that may include selective removal, replanting, and treating trees. Tree mapping and inventorying are also available.
- A proposal is created based on the arborist’s tree assessment and your property goals.
- Work is scheduled after the proposal is accepted. We will keep you posted on the timing of your work. If needed, we will take care of city permits.
- A licensed crew will provide all accepted tree work on your property.
- Rainbow will keep a record of the property’s treatment history for you, and provide renewal reminders to stay current on ash tree protection!
Read more about Farmington’s Emerald Ash Borer Management Program.