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In fall 2013, Emerald Ash Borer was confirmed in the City of Madison. The Forestry Section began treating trees in spring 2014. Currently there is no money in the city budget to treat park ash trees and we recognize that citizens may want to help in these efforts. The Adopt-a-Park Tree program’s goal is to provide a way for residents to help preserve the ash tree population in Madison’s parks. The program allows residents to select specific ash trees that they are interested in saving by working with City officials and contractors that are licensed by the City of Madison to chemically treat ash trees. If you are interested in adopting an ash tree please submit the request form.
Please note that applications may be sent in anytime, however, staff cannot review the actual trees requested for adoption until spring and the trees begin to leaf out. When ash trees are dormant for the winter it is difficult to determine the tree’s condition. Sometimes, an ash tree is not known to be infested until late June or early July. Ash trees can only be treated when trees have fully leafed out. Staff will begin reviewing applications on May 15.
Craig Klinke, East Parks Supervisor: firstname.lastname@example.org, 246-4508
Lisa Laschinger, Central Parks Supervisor: email@example.com, 266-9214
Laura Bauer, West Parks Supervisor: firstname.lastname@example.org, 288-6164