Beginning in, the City will require the removal of ash trees determined to.
Emerald ash borer (EAB) is killing all untreated ash trees.
Due to the ongoing environmental damage and loss of ash trees to this invasive insect, the City of Des Moines has developed a plan where all ash trees on the right-of-way and in City parks, will be either treated or removed in the next five years. The City will be responsible for the cost of all removals so residents who are interested in preserving ash trees that are located on city.
Ash Trees with Emerald Ash Borer infestation have now been found in the city. We have been proactively treating and removing trees as part of our Des Moines Emerald Ash Borer Management Program.
We are replacing removed trees with a variety of different tree species to reduce the likelihood of a future disease impacting multiple trees at one time. May 19, City Code E (Dead, Diseased or Insect Ridden Trees or Shrubs) addresses hazardous trees on private and public property by stating their removal can be required.
Beginning inthe City will require the removal of ash trees determined to have a high potential for failure. Tree removal in Des Moines typically involves a lot of labor.
Douglas firs are the tallest tree in Des Moines, and Miyabe maples are the shortest.
On average, it costs between 5, and 8, There are two main reasons for tree removal: taking trees out that pose an imminent or long-term danger to property and power lines, and taking out trees as a purely aesthetic decision. The trees Forestry maintains are located in the"border area", which is also typically occupied with utilities, fire hydrants, street signs, sidewalks, etc.
Forestry Division. SE 5th St. Des Moines, IA 24/7 Customer Service Line. Jul 17, That grub of the beetle that actually kills the tree” said John Olds, the City of West Des Moines’ urban forestry supervisor. Ash trees can be treated with insecticides if caught early enough. In fact, the city treats over public ash trees so they don’t have to be taken down. But for many trees, it’s too little too late. “We’re at this point now where we have so pruning hydrangea bushes in spring of these [EAB infested] trees that the city Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins.