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Emerald Ash Borer Program March 20, 2012, Dru Sabatello


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Slides from Emerald Ash Borer Program held at Arlington Heights Memorial Library on March 20, 2012 by Dru Sabatello, Village Forrester.

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Emerald Ash Borer Program March 20, 2012, Dru Sabatello

  1. 1. Emerald Ash Borer in Arlington Heights Dru Sabatello Village Forester
  2. 2. Unique Situations Every town has different variables Funding Political issues Size Resources Urban forest # of ash trees There is not one correct answer
  3. 3. Pictures After BeforeFort Wayne, Indiana
  4. 4. Continued….Ash trees before removal Same street 2 years later
  5. 5. Treatment Options Trunk Spray SoilInjection Trunk Injection
  6. 6. People’s Choice Program Residents have choice to treat or not to treat their parkway ash tree(s) at their own expense Residents should select vendors based on the following criteria: Required by law to be insured and possess a Pesticide License Suggested to employ Certified Arborists and be in business at least 5 years Forestry Unit will work closely with program participants
  7. 7. People’s Choice Program (cont.) Please notify the Forestry Unit if you are treating your parkway ash tree Arlington Heights Forestry Unit 847-368-5848 EAB Mailbox Call Forestry to see if you have a parkway ash tree or check out the Village-wide Ash map on We are here to help you!!! Please call us with questions
  8. 8. Ribbons Forestry Unit has been putting up ribbons (green & pink) on parkway ash trees Only for awareness and identification purposes Does not mean those trees will be removed or that they are infested
  9. 9. GIS Maps
  10. 10. Forestry Unit
  11. 11. Viability Treatment may not be recommended if: Tree has more than 50% canopy loss 2 or more signs/symptoms of EAB are present Tree is deemed hazardous Non-EAB related issues Poor structure Storm damage This is a subjective decision so opinions may vary!
  12. 12. TreatmentNotification Form Available online departments/public_w orks/default.aspx Fill out after tree(s) treated and return to Public Works Building or email to
  13. 13. Additional Resources Village of Arlington Heights Forestry Unit Illinois Department of Agriculture Emerald Ash Borer Information Website Arlington Heights Forestry Unit 847-368-5848 EAB Mailbox