The City of Sedalia recently was notified it has received a $10,000 TRIM grant through the Missouri Department of Conservation for completion of a partial tree re-inventory along certain street right-of-ways on public property and within city parks.
A news release says the city of Sedalia’s selected contractor will begin collection around mid-December of tree data from two areas having the approximate boundaries of 11TH Street to 16th Street- between South Quincy Avenue and South Lamine Avenue; U.S. Highway 50- between South Lamine Avenue to the eastern city limits; and city parks, including: Housel Park, Liberty Park and Vermont Park. These areas include approximately 1,950 public trees.
The entire tree re- inventory data-collection process should be completed by February 28, 2021. Data collected will include, but is not limited to, location, species, tree size, stems, condition, location rating, primary maintenance needs, secondary maintenance needs, risk assessment, risk rating and observations. This information assists the City in addressing tree maintenance needs and removal of dead or decaying trees.
Additionally, residents will be receiving a Tree Care Calendar containing information about the care of trees throughout the year, as well as specific information about the Emerald Ash Borer and Oak Wilt Disease. The Tree Care Calendar will be included in residents’ October Utility Billing.
Any questions should be directed to the Public Works Department at 200 South Osage Avenue or via phone at (660) 827-3000, extension 1166.