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UPDATE: Village to Share in Cost of Residents Treating Ash Trees in Parkways (Treatment Forms Now Available)

April 26, 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.
All parkway ash trees will have been identified within the next several weeks with a green ribbon wrapped around the trunk. If a resident would like to treat their parkway tree instead of having it removed in the future, please fill out the quick online form. Treatment Notification Form
Treatments must be applied by a certified pesticide applicator and completed between now and October 31, 2013 to be eligible for reimbursement. Treatment Notification and Reimbursement Forms will be available online and at the Public Works Department, 222 N. Ridge, by Friday, April 27. To be reimbursed for your treatment, please fill out the online Reimbursement Form
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.

Helpful Online Resources
List of Commercially Licensed Pesticide Companies
How to Select an Arborist
Map of Parkway Ash Trees
Village's EAB Management Plan


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