Emerald Ash Borer News
Parkway Stump Removal Update - 5/13/2014
The Public Works Department has received several calls from residents lately concerning the status of stump removals in the parkways. Over 2,300 parkway ash trees were removed this past winter and early spring by contractors and Village employees. Consequently, the same number of stumps are now scattered around parkways waiting for removal and restoration. Although the Public Works Department prides itself on swift response time to resident requests, the EAB infestation is presenting some difficulties in maintaining the same level of response.
Currently, the Public Works Department's first priority during the EAB infestation is to eliminate the dead and dying parkway ash trees marked for removal each year. The next priority is tree planting, since this task is more time sensitive. Once these tasks are accomplished, stump removal and parkway restoration can take place.
It is estimated that contractors will begin removing stumps in the parkways in the next two to four weeks and will continue working until all stumps are removed.
Emerald Ash Borer Update - 50/50 Cost Share Program Extended - 2/17/2014
On February 17th, the Village Board approved an extension to the 50/50 EAB Cost Share Program through October 31, 2016.
The extended program will follow the same guidelines as the original. Residents who participated in the program from 2011 until 2013 are eligible for a second TREE-age treatment reimbursement. Additionally, any residents who wish to treat their parkway ash tree(s) for the first time in 2014 are also eligible for a reimbursement.
More details on the extended program will be posted shortly
Emerald Ash Borer Update - 50/50 Cost Share Program Ending Soon! - 10/18/2013
The Village’s 50/50 EAB Cost Share Program will end October 31, 2013! The Cost Share Program allows residents to be reimbursed 50% of the treatment costs, up to $50 per parkway ash tree, if they treat the tree with the Village’s preferred method, a trunk injection of TREE-age.
Please have your tree treated and your forms submitted by October 31 in order to receive your reimbursement.
In order to be reimbursed, please complete and submit the two forms below, along with a copy of the “PAID” contractor’s invoice or other proof of payment. The documents may be submitted online or mailed to 222 N. Ridge Ave Arlington Heights, IL 60005 - Attention Forestry.
If you have questions about EAB or reimbursements, please call 847/368-5800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emerald Ash Borer Update - 50/50 Cost Share Program - 2/11/2013
In May 2012, the Village Board approved a cost-sharing program for residents who wished to treat their parkway ash trees against the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). The Cost Share Program which runs through October 31, 2013 allows residents to be reimbursed 50% of the treatment costs, up to $50 per parkway ash tree, if they treat the tree with the Village’s preferred method, a trunk injection of TREE-age.
As of January 1, 2013 the Village has reimbursed over $88,000 to residents who treated nearly 1,800 parkway ash trees.
The Forestry Unit is planning a large public information campaign again in 2013. Please continue to check the Village’s website for updates and upcoming events.
The 50/50 EAB Cost Share Program runs through October 31, 2013. In order to be reimbursed, please complete and submit the two attached forms and the contractor’s invoice marked “PAID”. The documents may be submitted online or mailed to 222 N. Ridge Ave Arlington Heights, IL 60005 - Attention Forestry.
If you have questions about EAB or reimbursements, please call 847/368-5800 or email email@example.com
Emerald Ash Borer Update - Parkway Tree Watering Recommendations - 6/28/2012
Due to the current drought conditions, the Village recommends residents water their parkway trees, especially newly planted ones! Fill the green “Gator” bags every other day or when they empty. Additionally if you have had your ash tree treated for Emerald Ash Borer, watering it will help the tree transport the insecticide throughout it. Watering once a week with a garden hose or sprinkler can make a considerable difference in soil moisture and tree uptake. In extreme drought conditions, additional watering may be needed.
Sprinkling hours are as follows: Monday – Friday 7am-12pm and 7pm-9pm. Sunday only handheld watering.
Remember slow, deep watering is better than quick, shallow watering! Questions can be directed to the Forestry Unit at 847-368-5800.
Emerald Ash Borer Update -Village To Share In Cost of Residents Treating Parkway Ash Trees - 5/30/2012
A cost-sharing program for residents who wish to treat their parkway ash trees has recently been approved by the Village Board. Residents will be reimbursed 50% of the treatment costs up to $50 per parkway ash tree if they agree to treat the tree with the Village’s preferred method, a trunk injection of TREE-age.
If a resident treated their parkway ash tree with some other treatment method prior to April 16th, those expenses will be reimbursed with the same limits and documentation requirements. After April 16, only trunk injection treatments with TREE-age will be reimbursed.
The Village’s cost-sharing program, which will end on October 31, 2013, is an incentive for residents to help extend the lives of some of the 13,000 parkway ash trees throughout the Village.
The Village’s program will provide a one-time 50% reimbursement up to $50 per parkway ash tree treated with the TREE-age trunk injection method only if administered by a commercially licensed pesticide applicator
. Residents will need to continue treating the tree every two years to ensure it has the best chance for survival.
The willingness of residents to help preserve Arlington Heights’ urban forest canopy by treating their parkway ash trees is greatly appreciated. Due to staggering costs the Village is unable to treat its 13,000 parkway ash trees. Residents should understand that despite their treatment efforts, their parkway ash tree may still need to be removed if it becomes greater than 50% dead or is otherwise deemed hazardous.