More than 500 dead trees removed in Bozeman after cold snap; replacements, vouchers available
BOZEMAN, Mont. — Workers in Bozeman have removed more than 500 dead trees so far this spring that failed to recover from a cold snap, and officials are replanting trees in some areas while also offering homeowners $100 replacement tree vouchers.
City Forester Ryon Stover said the trees died as a result of an October 2009 cold snap that saw temperatures plummet from 80 degrees to below zero in about a week.
"We waited the better part of a year to see if the trees would come back, but they didn't," Stover told the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. "We are replanting some and also have a tree replacement program."
He said most of the dead trees are green ash with 4- to 10-inch diameters, and that four full-time arborists have been removing the dead trees from all over town.