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Ash Tree Removal to Begin April 3rd

The City of Clive will start work implementing the Emerald Ash Borer Management Plan by the removal of 64 trees on public land starting April 3rd.  The City has contracted with Trinity Tree Care to remove trees in the median on 100th St. from south of Clark Street to north of Lincoln Ave.  Lane closures will be necessary along 100th St. when the tree removal begins.

There are several trees along the south side of Hickman Rd. to the east of 111th St. that will be taken down as well.  The newly-updated policy adopted by the City Council on March 6th identified these two areas, along with a few other individual trees scattered about the City, as phase one priority. 

 Once the trees are removed from the Hickman and 100th St. areas, City staff will replace the trees with a variety of species of new trees.  “It is important to plant a variety of tree species to replace the removed trees so we don’t end up in the same boat sometime in the future,” stated Leisure Services Director Todd Seaman.  “Some of the varieties we are considering include ginko trees, state street maples, conifers, and tulip trees,”  he added.

 Groups from Clive that would like to have more information on how EAB will impact private property owners are encouraged to contact City officials.  Presentations to homeowner associations and other like groups can be arranged by calling 223-5246.

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