Thursday, October 13, 2011

Village of Arlington Heights may lose all ash trees to emerald ash borer

Not a very encouraging thing, it reminds me of when I was young and they tore down all the elms in Chicago. The streets were lined from one end of the block to the other with tree limbs. It looks like it is happening again.

"In the next five years, Arlington Heights officials predict the village could lose all of its ash trees to the emerald ash borer – leaving it without one-third of its trees.
In neighborhoods like Greenbrier, Burr Oak and Northgate, where the ash population tops 60 percent of the total trees, that could mean a lot of bare streets."
The question now is what do we plant next, will the town I live in have a plan? More to come.

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