Mears Park Ash Tree Removal & Replacement Plan/Timeline

On February 10, 2022, Mears Park ash tree removal was completed.


Spring Stump grinding was completed on 4/27/22.


Week of May 16th, 21 tree plantings include 6 Hackberry, 4 Sienna Glen Maples, 5 New Horizon Elms,

6 Great Wall Tree Lilacs and 1 Yellowwood tree.

1-year tree warranty by the contractor and tree problems need to be reported. Concerns about vandalism and dog urine.

Size about 1-1/2” calipers, the canopy will grow to equal today's ash trees

Fencing will be installed, and mulch rings laid, The vendor will water trees this season. Next year we will need volunteers to help water once the gator bags are installed.


After June 1, 2022, treat 28 ash in the SW section, treatment lasts 2 – 3 years (future treatment TBD).


The Meeting recording can be found at:

Ash Tree Removal

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Ash Tree Replacement

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About Us

Friends of Mears Park is an all-volunteer sponsored nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization started in 1992 with the purpose to care for and maintain Mears Park.

On the Park

Mears Park is located in the heart of downtown Saint Paul's Lowertown district. The park has a pergola with electricity, seasonal flower gardens, and a beautiful stream running diagonally through the park. It is home to many concerts, events and festivals throughout the year.


Through the generosity of individuals and business alike makes it possible for Friends of Mears Park to exist! Making our neighborhood a beautiful social place to live.

Get Involved

Contact us if you would like to become a urban gardener or help keep our park clean! Send us your favorite pictures taken during special events so we can share them with our Lowertown residents.