Ash tree removal

Dayton’s Bluff residents along Gotzian Street, between East Third and Margaret streets have recently seen about 60 trees being removed by the city during the past couple weeks.

The city is continuing to remove ash trees that have been infested by emerald ash borer, an insect that burrows within the tree, killing it.

Rachel Coyle, St. Paul urban forester, said some of the trees along Gotzian Street were infested and many trees were removed due to age and condition.

She said crews will be finishing up in the next few weeks by grinding down the stumps. 

Coyle said the city will be planting Kentucky coffee trees, different varieties of disease resistant elms and hackberry trees in the late spring and early summer to replace the ash trees. 

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