What if you have an ash tree?
Take action before removal is your only option! If you have an ash tree, you have the choice to protect or remove your tree(s). We recommend that residents consider protecting large, well-placed, healthy private ash trees as part of an EAB treatment program.
Considerations for Treatment:
- Tree size greater than 10” in diameter.
- Tree is not competing with other trees or infrastructure.
- Tree shows no more than 30% of canopy decline if an infestation is suspected.
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Treating an ash tree is more cost-effective than removal, plus maintains the tree benefits and value of a mature tree to your property!
What is the cost?
The cost of removing a tree is based on several variables. A smaller tree with no obstacles is several hundred dollars, while a large, hard to access tree near a structure can cost thousands. Unfortunately, trees in decline are more challenging and costly to remove. Stump removal is also an additional cost to the removal process.
If you remove a tree, replanting is recommended. Depending on the size of the replacement tree and whether you hire the planting of it, tree replacement can cost between $50 and $400.
The cost of treating your tree is based on the size of the tree. Tree size is determined by measuring the DBH (diameter of the tree at breast height, or 48 inches off the ground). Treating a tree can range anywhere from $70 – $200 in the metro area and treatment is recommended every two years. Protection costs less than removal and replacement and you retain the value of a mature tree on your property.