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Dead tree removal in West County

By now, area trees have fully leafed out giving homeowners a good look at trees that are unhealthy or dead.

Local municipalities from Ballwin to Wildwood have programs designed to assist homeowners with removing “street trees.”

A street tree is any tree located within a city-maintained property, such as those growing in the apron between the curb and sidewalk. 

Since the invasion of the emerald ash borer into the area in 2015, many local trees have begun to decline. Additionally, recent storms have damaged some trees beyond saving. 

Residents who are concerned about trees in their neighborhoods should reach out to their community’s public works departments for further assistance. 

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