Ash Trees in Como Escape the Saw This Year
Friday, January 3, 2020 7:55 AM

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For the first time in years, the city’s Forestry Department does not intend to cut down any boulevard ash trees in District 10 in 2020.

In the past decade, the city has removed more than 800 ash trees from public property in the Como neighborhood, part of its ongoing fight against the invasive emerald ash borer. Citywide, more than 11,000 ash trees have been taken from boulevards since 2009; in 2020, foresters expect to cut down an additional 2,200 trees.

According to the city’s inventory, there are approximately 365 boulevard ash trees remaining in District 10. About 120 of them are being injected with the insecticide TREE-age (Emamectin benzoate). This treatment is designed to save the trees by slowing the infestation of emerald ash borer. Trees receiving treatment typically are 10-20 inches in diameter and otherwise in good shape. Trees being treated include some (but not all) of the ash on:

  • Albert between Hoyt and Frankson
  • Almond west of Hamline
  • Breda between Snelling and Hamline
  • Como Ave. east of Chatsworth
  • Cottage between Avon and Grotto
  • Grotto south of Maryland
  • Montana between Dunlap and Lexington
  • Pascal between Arlington and Frankson
  • St. Albans between California and Iowa

See the updated map of boulevard ash trees in Saint Paul, which shows existing trees, those being treated, and those scheduled for removal.

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