City Begins Marking Ash Trees for 2019 Removal

The City of Sioux Falls has begun to mark selected ash trees susceptible to infestation by the emerald ash borer (EAB).

As a preemptive measure to slow the infestation of EAB, Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation is implementing a multiyear plan for the removal of ash trees in public rights-of-way (parking strips) across the City. Untreated ash trees will be removed at NO COST to the property owner.

During the month of October, ash trees targeted for removal are being marked with a blue ”9”. Removal of marked trees will begin January 2019 and proceed through Memorial Day 2019. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, no ash tree removals will be allowed. Tree removals will resume after Labor Day 2019.

For more information on EAB and the 2019 removal area map, visit the City’s website at


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