The City is responsible for removing trees from public property within 20 days of disease confirmation. Property owners are responsible for removing condemned trees from private property.
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State and City regulations require you to cut down marked trees and properly dispose of all portions. Removal must be completed 20 days after disease confirmation.
The City of Golden Valley does not contract for tree removal from private property. Consequently, you have the option of removing the tree yourself or hiring a qualified tree removal service. When hiring a tree service:
If no action is taken by the property owner 20 days after notice of removal, the City will issue a "Forced Removal Notice" and have the tree(s) removed. The cost of removal, plus an administrative surcharge, will be assessed against the property owner's tax liability.
A property owner may not store elm wood unless all of the bark has been removed. If the stump is not removed, all above-ground portions must be debarked. These restrictions apply to all elm species.