West St. Paul Discount Program for Emerald Ash Borer Prevention
Emerald Ash Borer was confirmed in West St. Paul in April 2016. Like most Minnesota cities, West St. Paul 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 through 2019 for any privately owned trees in West St. Paul.
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. West St. Paul 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 an 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!
Read more about West St. Paul’s Emerald Ash Borer Management Program.