Sioux Falls ReLeaf is a collaborative effort to raise private and public dollars to replenish the urban forest threatened by the EAB. The City has set a fund raising goal ofmillion over the next five years. Dollars raised will support tree planting in the City’s parks system, as well as a cost-share program designed to assist homeowners, as they replant trees in their public parking.
Jan 24, As a preemptive measure to slow the infestation of the emerald ash borer (EAB), Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation implemented a multiyear plan to remove untreated ash trees located in public rights-of-way. Ash trees targeted for removal in are marked with a blue “9”. With the large number of ash trees targeted for removal, the City has awarded contracts to three licensed arborists.
You have two options to prepare for the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) infestation in Sioux Falls. (Option 1) – Treat your Ash tree for the life of the tree. Treatments typically cost-per tree and need to be repeated every 2 years. After the primary infestation is over and most of the Ash within Sioux Falls are dead you can possibly treat every 4 years.
Now that it is here EAB will always be present in Sioux Falls. If you live in Sioux Falls there is no need to call the City, Cooperative Extension, or the SD Department of Agriculture to inspect your ash tree. If you live outside of the quarantine area and you suspect your tree is infested with the Emerald Ash Borer please contact the SD.
Emerald Ash Borer. Emerald ash borer, an exotic insect responsible for the loss of more than million ash trees in the United States over the past two decades, has now been discovered in Sioux Falls. This is the first confirmed infestation in South Dakota.