The emerald ash borer has done a lot of damage in the Chicago area. Approximately 13 million trees have been removed due to infestations of the notorious beetle.
Chicago Park District arborist Marcus Horan said he and a tree-cutting crew have been at the job for several weeks, cutting down two or three infected ash trees a day.
Chicago is treating city’s 35,000 viable ash trees, even though there’s no guarantee they’ll survive the emerald ash borer, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
The city’s war against the tree-killing Emerald Ash Borer was kicked up quite a few notches on Wednesday.
Homeowners are being told to diversify – not just by financial planners – but by a biologist who is concerned that maples could one day follow ash and American elm trees into oblivion.
The emerald ash borer and the drought this summer are teaming up to give a one-two punch to ash trees in the area.
Five years after the Emerald Ash Borer beetle was discovered killing ash trees in Illinois, the battle is becoming more ferocious.
A Bartlett woman is organizing neighbors to join her in trying to save their tree-lined neighborhood from the emerald ash borer.
It’s barely the size of your pinky nail, but is rapidly changing the landscape of the Chicago area. Emerald Ash Borer infestations are leading to the removal of thousands of trees.
Yorkville officials still are not sure what to do. But they know whatever they decide, dealing with the emerald ash borer as it makes its way through the southwest suburb will be costly.
Far north suburban Gurnee is taking on the tree-killing emerald ash borer.
The emerald ash borer is attacking trees in Vernon Hills, in what one village official calls a “natural disaster.”
Staff at The Morton Arboretum in west suburban Lisle discovered emerald ash borers, but they’re not panicking.