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Posted on: October 27, 2011

[ARCHIVED] Emerald Ash Borer Infestation in DuPage Courtyard

This spring, all the ash trees in the DuPage court yard became severely infested with EAB, Emerald Ash Borer. The trees did succumb to the infestation and required removal.

The main tree removals began October 20th. The stumps are now being excavated. The stump excavation will take approximately 2 weeks. Care must be taken not to damage the existing planters while the stump removal is taking place. A hydro excavator is being utilized to remove the soil from the root balls. This is a loud and slow process. The equipment will begin each morning by 8 am and will end by 10:00 to minimize the impact on adjacent businesses. After the soil is removed from the root ball, a loader will be utilized to lift the root ball mass from the planters. The stump removals are anticipated to be completed by November 11.

Upon removal of the root ball, planter bed soil will be added to the planters in anticipation of installing plant material in the spring of 2012.

The design of the planters will be based upon available funding.

For additional information, contact the Public Services Department, 847-697-3160

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