Evaluating Street Tree Removals

An inventory of Sharpley street trees is conducted 2-3 times a year. These inventories are completed in the spring and summer when the trees are in bloom and a more accurate assessment of tree health can be determined

Street tree work is prioritized.  Trees posing safety concerns will be addressed first. Trees are then graded depending on the severity of the tree’s health with attention to ash trees being in the forefront because of the impending emerald ash borer concerns.

Street tree work is prioritized.  Trees posing safety concerns will be addressed first. Trees are then graded depending on the severity of the tree’s health with attention to ash trees being in the forefront because of the impending emerald ash borer concerns.

Contact is then made with the homeowner where the street tree will be removed and the species to be planted is communicated. ***Homeowners with unpaid dues will not be eligible to receive tree work.***

Choosing New Street Tree Plantings

Street trees slated for replacement will be replaced following the guidelines that have been established for species and species location by the tree committee. Trees planted before the establishment of the Street Tree committee may not have followed the guidelines outlined below.


Species Guidelines


To maintain continuity of Sharpley’s tree canopy, trees that meet the criteria below will be considered:

  • ultimate height of approximately 60 feet

  • disease tolerance

  • sidewalk friendly

  • non-seed producing

  • native to the area

  • fall color continuity

  • aesthetic continuity

  • drought tolerance

  • non-flowering


Location Guidelines

To protect against potential disease negatively effecting whole areas of the neighborhood, new plantings will reflect a diversity of species. We work with arborists to constantly learn species that make sense, but still match the species criteria.