What is the City of Gahanna is doing about EAB-infected street trees?
The City of Gahanna has budgeted money for the removal of hazardous street trees for 2013.
TIMELINE UPDATE: August 2013
Ash tree evalution is now complete and trees will begin to be cut down the week of August 26, weather permitting. The entire process, including stump grinding, is scheduled to take 2-3 weeks to complete for the entire city.
What is a Street Tree?
A street tree is defined as any tree located between the street’s curb and the sidewalk. This area is commonly referred to as the “tree lawn.”
Street trees are the responsibility of the property owner. Maintenance, planting and ultimately, removal of street trees are the property owner’s responsibility. Damage incurred by a street tree is the responsibility of the homeowner. It is important to maintain healthy street trees for safety, environmental and aesthetic purposes.
Although street trees may have been required during the development of a subdivision, the City does not require street trees to be replaced if they are removed. However, homeowners association may have street tree requirements – contact your home owners association for their requirements. Please read the “Replacing Street Trees” section for additional information.
Replacing Street Trees
The City does not require
homeowners to replace street trees; however, your homeowner’s association may require they be replaced. Please check with your association about replacement requirements.
If you choose to replace your street tree, it must be replaced according to current City code. There are location requirements and recommended trees for each street based on the Parks & Recreation Landscape Board’s Comprehensive Landscape Plan
. Please call Gahanna Parks & Recreation for details on acceptable tree locations and types in your area. Please call Gahanna Parks & Recreation if you have questions or concerns about this process or about tree selections available in your area.
For more information or if you have questions, please call the City of Gahanna Department of Parks & Recreation
How can I find out if my street tree is an Ash tree?
There are over 1,400 street trees that are ash trees throughout our community.
The City’s Information Technology has mapped all the street trees in Gahanna, and their species is included on our GIS system.
To find out if your street tree is an Ash tree;
• Visit the our interactive map of tree information by clicking here
• Zoom in to your property’s address;
• Click the Tree Icon on your property – this will give you detail on your Street Tree.