SF City undertaking tree trimming and ash borer tree removal


SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) – If you’ve received a letter from the city of Sioux Falls reminding you to prune your trees, you’re not alone.

This year the focus of the “Project Trimm” is on the north-western part of the city.
But no matter where you live, it’s important to make sure your trees and bushes don’t pose a threat.

“At project trim, headroom is 12 feet above arterial roads, 10 feet clearance above sidewalk, and 16 feet above collector roads.”

If you’re not sure which category your street belongs to, you can use an interactive map to find out.
We have posted a link for you on KELOLAND.com.

Winter storms helped with the drought

Logging teams had a busy winter in Sioux Falls, cutting down ash trees to prevent the spread of the emerald ash borer.

With the snow melted and the boulevards cleared, responders are now concentrating on clearing the stumps. The work must be completed before Memorial Day. After Labor Day, teams cannot start felling trees.

“These trees have a blue number three sprayed on the side of the tree facing the road.”
The city will also reach out to homeowners whose trees are being felled.

To give you an idea of ​​the scale of the undertaking, when the Emerald Ash Borers were first spotted in town in 2018, 40 percent of the trees parked along the streets of Sioux Falls were ash trees.