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Municipal Service Center -  4811 N. Saginaw Rd.  Midland, MI 48640  Phone: 989-837-6930  Email: kmurphy@midland-mi.org

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Frequently Asked Questions - Emerald Ash Borer

How can I tell if I have any Ash trees?

I have an ash tree in my outlawn that has not been marked. When will it be marked?

What should I do if I feel my outlawn tree is an immediate safety hazard?

My outlawn tree is marked for treatment, and I would like it removed.

My outlawn tree is marked for removal, and I would like it to be treated and saved.

When will you remove the stump from the tree that has been removed from my outlawn?

When will I be getting a replacement tree?

Can I pick the type of tree I would like to have planted as a replacement?

Can I plant my own tree?

I don't want the tree in my outlawn to be replaced with another tree.

Will the City evaluate or remove ash trees on my personal property?

Answers

How can I tell if I have any Ash trees?

You may visit the following website for help on identifying Ash trees: http://www.emeraldashborer.info/identifyashtree.cfm

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I have an ash tree in my outlawn that has not been marked. When will it be marked?

All ash trees in outlawns were marked as of 2012. If you believe you have a tree that was missed, please report to the Parks and Recreation office as 989-837-6930

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What should I do if I feel my outlawn tree is an immediate safety hazard??

Please report any tree you feel could be a hazard to the Parks and Recreation Office at 989-837-6930.

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My outlawn tree is marked for treatment, and I would like it removed.

The City of Midland owns the outlawn trees and has the sole responsibility for determining if the tree should be removed or treated. Based on our evaluation criteria, your tree is a good candidate for our treatment program.  Trees marked for treatment will be re-evaluated every 2-3 years.

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My outlawn tree is marked for removal, and I would like it to be treated and saved.

The City of Midland owns the outlawn trees and has the sole responsibility for determining if the tree should be removed or treated. Based on our evaluation criteria, this tree cannot be saved in a cost-effective manner.

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When will you remove the stump from the tree that has been removed from my outlawn?

Stumps will be removed within approximately 90 days of tree removal.

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When will I be getting a replacement tree?

Replacement trees are planted in the spring or fall as nursery stock is available. At this time, we have limited nursery stock.

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Can I pick the type of tree I would like to have planted as a replacement?

The City will determine the right tree for the right location. The City purchases trees on a bid basis, so the species available may vary from year to year.

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Can I plant my own tree?

Please contact the Parks & Recreation Office at 989-837-6930 if you are interested in planting your own replacement tree.

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I don't want the tree in my outlawn to be replaced with another tree.

Please contact the Parks & Recreation Office at 989-837-6930 and advise them that you do not want a replacement tree.

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Will the City evaluate or remove ash trees on my personal property?

The City does not evaluate, trim, or remove any trees on private property. Please consult the Yellow Pages under "Tree Service" for assistance with your private property trees.

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