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Posted on: September 10, 2010

[ARCHIVED] ComEd invests in Elgin's Urban Forest

ComEd has recently announced a $55,000 investment in Elgin’s urban forest through tree removal and new tree placement throughout the city. ComEd will be working with both Davey Tree, the City’s tree service provider, and the city on both de-energizing some lines to enable safe removal of trees that are currently intruding into the electric line space and trimming other trees to a level that city staff can safely remove the trees.

In addition to removal of these trees, ComEd will be providing funding to plant new trees under their program “The Right Tree in the Right Place”. The new trees will be planted in such a manner that they will not infringe on the electrical lines when they are mature. This program is in addition to the current Fit Forest Initiative by the City of Elgin, Davey Expert Tree Company and the United States Forest Service.

At Elgin’s Biggest Block Party on Saturday, September 11th at Festival Park, guests can learn more about Elgin’s Fit Forest Initiative to improve Elgin’s urban forest. This program was made possible with the recent $1.8 million awarded to Davey Tree Expert Company and the City from the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Forest Service. This program has enabled the City of Elgin to replace 3,000 high-risk, diseased trees. Everyone is invited to celebrate the sustainability of this unique public-private initiative.

For more information contact:
Jim Bell
Superintendent of Parks

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