Emerald Ash Borer

Dozens of ash trees along the Midway Plaisance are dying and must be cut down due to emerald ash borer infestation. (Credit: CBS)

Ash Trees On Midway Plaisance Coming Down Due To Ash Borer Infestation

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.

09/25/2014

An Emerald Ash Borer Beetle. (James Zablotny/USDA Photo)

Chicago To Inoculate Remaining Viable Ash Trees Against Emerald Ash Borer

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.

07/07/2014

An Emerald Ash Borer Beetle. (James Zablotny/USDA Photo)

Evanston Losing More Trees To Emerald Ash Borer

The City of Evanston appears to be losing the fight to save its remaining 2000 ash trees from the Emerald Ash Borer. CBS 2’s Mike Parker has this Original Report.

08/12/2013

An Emerald Ash Borer Beetle. (James Zablotny/USDA Photo)

City To Treat 35,000 Trees To Protect Against Emerald Ash Borer

The city’s war against the tree-killing Emerald Ash Borer was kicked up quite a few notches on Wednesday.

WBBM Newsradio–04/24/2013

An Emerald Ash Borer Beetle. (James Zablotny/USDA Photo)

Expert Warns Ash Trees Could Be Wiped Into Oblivion, Maples Could Follow

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.

WBBM Newsradio–08/21/2012

An Emerald Ash Borer Beetle. (James Zablotny/USDA Photo)

Combination Of Drought, Emerald Ash Borer Has Wreaked Havoc On Ash Trees

The emerald ash borer and the drought this summer are teaming up to give a one-two punch to ash trees in the area.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2012

An Emerald Ash Borer Beetle. (James Zablotny/USDA Photo)

Homeowners Hunt For Emerald Ash Borer In Their Trees

The weather is warming up, trees and flowers are blooming, and experts and homeowners who have ash trees remain on the hunt for trees infested with the emerald ash borer.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2012

Several ash trees are effectively marked for death in Arlington Heights, but residents want to give them a reprieve. (CBS)

Arlington Heights Residents Want To Save Infested Ash Trees

The village of Arlington Heights have made aggressive plans to deal with an infestation by the emerald ash borer, but some residents are suggesting alternatives to cutting down trees. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

11/07/2011

An Emerald Ash Borer Beetle. (James Zablotny/USDA Photo)

Ash Borer Problem Still Growing In Illinois

Five years after the Emerald Ash Borer beetle was discovered killing ash trees in Illinois, the battle is becoming more ferocious.

WBBM Newsradio–09/05/2011

An Emerald Ash Borer Beetle. (James Zablotny/USDA Photo)

Bartlett Woman Organizes Neighbors To Fight Emerald Ash Borer

A Bartlett woman is organizing neighbors to join her in trying to save their tree-lined neighborhood from the emerald ash borer.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2011

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Carol Stream Mayor: Diseased Trees Are Contributing To Outages

Carol Stream Mayor Frank Savarino says he is looking for ways to assist homeowners whose aged or diseased trees on private property are contributing the town’s power problems.

WBBM Newsradio–08/03/2011

An Emerald Ash Borer Beetle. (James Zablotny/USDA Photo)

Emerald Ash Borer Problems On The Rise In Glen Ellyn

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.

CBS Chicago–07/29/2011

(File Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

State Launches Reforestation Project In Northbrook

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon says reforestation of 40 north suburban acres will pay big dividends for area residents in terms of cleaner air, cleaner water and wildlife habitat.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2011

(File Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Ash Borer Puts Hole In Yorkville’s Budget

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.

06/29/2011

An Emerald Ash Borer Beetle. (James Zablotny/USDA Photo)

Village Of Gurnee Immunizes Trees Against Emerald Ash Borer

Far north suburban Gurnee is taking on the tree-killing emerald ash borer.

CBS Chicago–06/14/2011

An Emerald Ash Borer Beetle. (James Zablotny/USDA Photo)

Emerald Ash Borer Called ‘Natural Disaster’ In Vernon Hills

The emerald ash borer is attacking trees in Vernon Hills, in what one village official calls a “natural disaster.”

CBS Chicago–04/25/2011

An Emerald Ash Borer Beetle. (James Zablotny/USDA Photo)

Trees Coming Down In Park Ridge Due To Ash Borer

Long designated as a Tree City USA, north suburban Park Ridge is about to lose some of its greenery due to an invasion by the infamous emerald ash borer.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2011

An Emerald Ash Borer Beetle. (James Zablotny/USDA Photo)

Emerald Ash Borers Spotted In Barrington

Holiday lights aren’t the only thing inhabiting Barrington trees as December approaches. Emerald ash borer beetles were recently discovered in two ash trees in the village.

11/24/2010

An Emerald Ash Borer Beetle. (James Zablotny/USDA Photo)

Morton Arboretum Hit By Emerald Ash Borer

The Morton Arboretum is now in the same boat as so many with Ash trees: Foresters report the Emerald Ash Borer has arrived at the 1,700 acre nature preserve west of Chicago.

11/18/2010

An Emerald Ash Borer Beetle. (James Zablotny/USDA Photo)

Ash Borers Found At Arboretum

Staff at The Morton Arboretum in west suburban Lisle discovered emerald ash borers, but they’re not panicking.

11/17/2010