Yard and Tree Care

Tree and Branch Disposal

If you had trees and large branches fall during the recent storms, you have a few options to get rid of the debris:

Contact your garbage hauler for pricing
The Mulch Store, 4275 Creek View Circle, Minnetrista, 952.446.1056
Carver County Environmental Services, 116 Peavey Circle, Chaska, 952.361.1800

Please contact the sites for hours and pricing.

Diseased Tree Service Available to Residents

If you have an oak, ash or elm tree that you have concerns about, the city has contracted with S&S tree service for free evaluation of the tree.

To make an appointment for tree evaluation, please call city hall at 952.960.7900. Only appointments made through the city will be covered by this program. If you have a question regarding other tree species, you are encouraged to contact a certified arborist.

Tree Preservation

It is the policy of the City of Shorewood to recognize and preserve existing natural resources of the community. To better protect this natural resource Shorewood established a Tree Preservation Policy that applies to all new construction within the city. The purpose of this policy is to preserve and protect significant trees or stands of trees whose loss due to land disturbances associated with development or construction would negatively affect the character of our community.

Buckthorn: What to Know; What to Do.

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has declared common buckthorn and glossy buckthorn as restricted noxious weeds. This means that the sale, transport, or movement of these plants is prohibited statewide. If you have buckthorn on your property, you are encouraged to remove it. The city has a weed wrench to pull buckthorn from the roots available for loan at no charge. Call 952.960.7900 to reserve the wrench.

Once buckthorn is removed, please mulch heavily or landscape the area to prevent the return of buckthorn, or the introduction of another invasive, garlic mustard.

Emerald Ash Borer

There is so much information on the Emerald Ash Borer that it is hard to know whether or not you should remove your trees, protect your trees, or just leave your trees alone. Although the Ash Borer has not yet moved to Shorewood, we know it is only a matter of time. If you are concerned about an ash tree on your property, the city now offers free tree inspectons of ash, oak and elm trees. Contact city hall, 952.960.7900, to set up an appointment.

For more information on treatment options for EAB, visit the chemical treatments for emerald ash borer page or visit www.mda.state.mn.us and search “eab insecticides.”

The University of Minnesota Extension Service offers great information on all tree care.