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City will be removing dead ASH trees in the Right of Way

The two dead trees in this photo are clearly in the City’s Right of Way — between the sidewalk and the street.


The work of the Emerald Ash Borer is clear as the summer season arrives and many trees are bare.

Residents are asking, “What do I need to do with my dead ash tree(s)?”

At this time, the City is collecting bids for the removal of ash trees that are in the “Right of Way.” In neighborhoods with sidewalks, the Right of Way is easy to see — it’s generally the space between the sidewalk and the street. In neighborhoods without sidewalks, the City must measure the property to determine what is and isn’t in the Right of Way.

Trees that are clearly in a person’s yard and do not fall within the Right of Way, will be the property owner’s responsibility.

If you have a question about a tree and whether or not it is in the Right of Way, you may reach out to Joe Mousel at the City Streets Department, 515-382-4813. Mousel hopes the Nevada City Council will approve a bid on tree removal at next week’s council meeting, so the City can begin moving forward with the removal of trees that are in the City’s Right of Way.

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