Replacement Trees are Coming
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 9:30 AM

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Those white Ts showing up on neighborhood curbs? That is where the city will plant replacement trees where ash or other parts of the urban forest once stood on neighborhood boulevards. Depending on the species, some trees will be planted this October or November; others will wait until spring.

Before planting begins, look for a door hanger that tells you which type of tree is scheduled for your boulevard. If you'd prefer a different option, make a request using the phone number or email on the hanger (though there's no guarantee you'll be able to switch). The city is still planning on four species of replacement trees in Como: mostly likely white oak, honeylocust, Kentucky coffeetree, and hackberry.

Also, despite earlier discussions, it doesn't look like there will be a plan in place this year that will allow residents to pay more to have a larger-diameter tree planted.

Saint Paul cut down more than 160 boulevard ash trees in District 10 this year as part of its structural removal program to fight the impact of the emerald ash borer. The neighborhood has been at the center of discussions pushing the city to develop more concise timetables on ash removal, stump grinding, and replacement trees.

District 10 Como Community Council | 1224 Lexington Pkwy N, Saint Paul, MN 55103 | 651.644.3889 | district10 [at] district10comopark.org

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