Hazard Liability Ash Trees
FISCAL YEAR 2024 BUDGET
Project Name: Hazard Liability Ash Trees
Department: Parks & Recreation
Start Date: 7/01/2022
End Date: 12/31/2028
In order to better address invasive species which, damage our native forests and tree species these funds will be used to help offset expenses for removal of damaged trees as a result of the invasive emerald ash borer and specifically will help preserve 31 of Charlottesville's best ash trees.
The new influx of dead City trees left by emerald ash borer where they pose a risk to public safety will inevitably need to be removed at the City's expense. Removal of these dead and dying trees is a critical for public safety and in order to improve the aesthetics and health of our urban forest.
RELATIONSHIP TO comprehensive PLAN:
Chapter 7 : Environment, Climate, and Food Equity
Goal 6. Tree Canopy
Contribute to the creation, protection, and expansion of robust urban forests.
PROJECT OBJECTIVES / STATUS:
Objectives-Remove hazard trees to minimize potential for harm to persons and property.
Status- As standing trees continue to decline, this will be an ongoing endeavor.
Operating impacts to be determined in the future.