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Ash Tree Update
Posted on Feb 27th, 2023 Comments (0)
Please click here for the latest information from the city regarding the Ash tree problem. Summary has been copied and pasted below from Overland Park's website.
Ash Tree Removal Program
Approximately 11,000 ash street trees make up nearly a quarter of the city’s street tree canopy.
The emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle that feeds specifically on ash species, will kill the vast majority of those trees.
Before 2023, City forestry staff had been removing ash street trees upon request. Staff has removed approximately 3,000 dead or dying ash trees at the rate of about 500 trees per year. Without a large-scale removal program, it would take the City more than 15 years to remove all the remaining ash street trees that will ultimately die.
Overland Park is beginning a proactive, large-scale ash street tree removal and replacement program in 2023.
Ash Tree Removal Program
Posted on Nov 21st, 2022 Comments (0)
A bug the size of a grain of rice has had a major impact on ash trees in our community, and the City is investing in steps to stop the problem before it gets worse.
By 2023, there will be approximately 8,000 ash street trees left in Overland Park.
The Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive species that feeds specifically on ash species, will kill all of those trees off.
The City has been removing street trees affected by the emerald ash borer as residents request removal. 
Street trees are trees on public property, generally in the space about 11 feet back from the curb.
Forestry crews are currently able to remove around 500 ash trees annually, meaning it would take about 16 years to address safety and aesthetic concerns surrounding the dying trees.
Beginning in 2023, Overland Park will shift toward large-scale ash street tree removal and replanting.
Please see further information about the city's action plan by clicking here
Ash Tree Removals
Posted on Jul 18th, 2022 Comments (0)
Ash Tree Replacement by City:
The 2nd phase of the Ash tree removal in Summercrest took place in the last couple weeks. 58 trees were cut down and the stumps will be removed soon. If your tree has been removed, please contact Bailey Patterson (City Forester) at (913)327-6639 to have a replacement planted by the city.
Help us maintain the beauty of Summercrest !