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Emerald Ash Borer Update

2015 Removals Have Started

Post Date:11/01/2015 6:00 AM

Letters were sent out on October 20, 2015 to properties who are scheduled to have Ash Trees removed this year.  As part of that letter, information on replant information was also included.  The removals have already begun and replants will be scheduled for early Spring for most residents.     

The maps for the heavily populated Ash Tree streets have been updated and are shown below.

63rd Terrace from Roe Avenue to Ash St

64th Street from Roe Avenue to 64th Terrace

64th Terrace from Roe Avenue to Nall Avenue

71st Street from Belinder Avenue to Cherokee Drive

Ash Street from 63rd Street to 64th Street

Hodges Drive from 63rd Street to 64th Terrace

Reinhardt Lane from 79th Street to Somerset Drive

The streets above have been identified to have a significant number of Ash trees and the treatment process is being used as a way to manage the removal of the Ash trees without having significant visual impacts due to removing all the trees in just a few years time.  We anticipate treating these trees for about 10 years while the other Ash trees on those streets that will be removed this year can grow thus minimizing the visual impact of the Ash tree removals.  Thorough consideration has been given to the impacts of removal and treatment to minimize the visual impacts on your street.  Where trees are selected for removal the physical environment, including other trees, were considered before being selected for removal.  

If you have any questions about the City's Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) plans or would like more information on Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) you can check out the City's EAB Webpage or contact Public Works at (913)385-4647 or publicworks@pvkansas.com.

 

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