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The City of Ghent staff strive to keep you updated on all matters related to your community. If you do not find the information you need, please contact our office and we will gladly assist you! 

Ghent Received Shade Tree Diversification Grant from DNR


BACKGROUND:  The MN DNR has determined that trees infested with Emerald Ash Borer have been identified in Lyon County.  Once Emerald Ash Borer has reached our city, all the ash trees will become infected and most likely die within 10 years’ time.  The City of Ghent plans to use strategic actions to replace trees to diversify our shade tree inventory making it better able to withstand disease and forest pests.  The City of Ghent plans to remove and replace 100 boulevard and park trees over the next 4 years.  These will primarily be ash trees but may also include other species if they are damaged by storm or deemed to be unsafe.  The City of Ghent has been fortunate enough to receive a grant from the MN Department of Natural Resources to fund this work.  These funds can only be used to remove and replace trees that are in the city right of way or city parks.  They cannot be used for trees that are on private property.  If city staff has identified a tree for removal in your boulevard, you will receive communication from us before the tree is removed.  We will consult you regard the variety of tree to be planted and its location in your boulvard.  Tree choices will include; Locust, Hackberry, Linden, Oak, Elm, Kentucky Coffee, & Aspen.  

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City of Ghent Launches a Brand New Website!


We are excited to announce that our new website has launched and includes all the information our community needs. 

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