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Ash Tree Update
Posted on Feb 27th, 2023

Ash Tree Update 2024
It is likely spring 2024 is when Summercrest will be planted. Weather dependent, the planting season could start in February and extend through May. The contractor has until the end of 2024 to complete all tree planting efforts. We will do our best to update the project website early in 2024 once we have a better understanding of what the weather & that planting season could look like.
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.
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