City removes 3 birch trees on Market Street; Trees deemed dying due to disease by Arborist

The City’s Field Arborist has deemed three Birch trees located near 7th Avenue and Market Street as dying due to disease and city crews will be removing the trees on Friday.

In response to a call about the top of a tree falling off into  Market Street, a site inspection was conducted and found that the broken tree and two other Birch trees near it are 90% dead. All trees are about 14-inches in diameter and 30-40 feet tall. It is not evident if the tree top broke in yesterday’s wind storm. The City will develop a replanting plan.