The city has announced action on the spreading Dutch Elm Disease that has infected parts of the city. The city is asking residents to remove infected trees.
City Forester Kody Kraemer, has the task of locating infected trees and working with homeowners to comply with city code and proper removal of the infected trees.
Kraemer said that the fungus is carried from tree to tree by beetles and can easily spread to neighboring trees.
Citizens are encouraged to participate in the city’s tree replacement program.
The city will pay up to half the cost of the new tree, up to $100 dollars.