Sweetgum Tree removal program

The City is now accepting applications from residents willing to pay $250 apiece to have sweetgum trees removed from public rights-of-way adjacent to their property.  After removal, city crews will backfill holes.  The city will also replace the sweetgums with nicer species at places where they won’t block streetlights or threaten sewers or sidewalks. Removal will done as time allows, with a limit of one tree per resident.  Applications prioritized on which trees pose the worst problems.