How do I dispose of the wood and brush debris?

All debris can be taken to approved wood utilization sites. Infested ash wood should only be transported to sites within current Dakota County Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) quarantines

Wood may be chipped to 1” x 1” pieces and used on site as mulch. 

Do not keep infested ash or diseased elm wood as firewood. Leaving bark intact on ash and elm wood allows emerald ash borer and Dutch elm disease to continue to reproduce and spread the infestation/infection further. Diseased oak wood may be kept onsite if tarped. Visit the DNR Oak Wilt Management webpage for more information.

Do not sell the firewood or take it outside of quarantine areas. Moving infested/diseased wood can accelerate the spread of insects and disease and may violate the law. To learn why this is discouraged, visit the MDA Firewood Information webpage.

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1. What is a Minnesota Certified Tree Inspector?
2. What is an ISA Certified Arborist?
3. What should I ask for when I am hiring an arborist or tree company?
4. What happens when a tree is infested with emerald ash borer, or diseased with oak wilt and/or Dutch elm disease and is marked for removal?
5. What are the removal requirements for an infested/diseased tree?
6. What does DBH mean? What factors influence how much a tree will cost to remove?
7. How do I dispose of the wood and brush debris?
8. Does the stump have to be ground out and removed?
9. What If I don’t think I can complete the removal requirements within the provided timeline?
10. Should I notify the City when work is complete? How do I tell if my property has been re-inspected?
11. Does the City of Lakeville offer replacement trees for removed infested/diseased trees?
12. How did the Tree Inspector determine property lines? What if I don’t think the tree is on my property?
13. What if there are power lines over or around my tree?
14. Does the City mark infested and diseased trees on its own property?