The Plainfield Park District owns and manages over 1,500 acres of public property. Within these properties many ash trees exist which are susceptible to the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). EAB has had a devastating impact on the Park District’s existing trees. In response, the District is following a tree removal plan that first focuses on those trees considered hazardous; trees close to walking paths, park amenities or that pose a hazard to adjacent property owners are given the highest priority. Beyond hazard trees the District focuses its removal efforts in quadrants, mostly during winter months. Focusing removal efforts in a general location allows the District to increase efficiencies, reduce the number of missed trees and better track removals as stump grinding is a service the District needs to outsource the following Summer/Winter.
Any questions regarding tree maintenance or the Emerald Ash Borer should be directed to (815) 436-8812.
For more information on the Emerald Ash Borer, click to link to www.agr.state.il.us/eab/.