Discovered in 2002 in Michigan, the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) probably arrived in the United States on solid wood packing material carried in cargo ships or airplanes originating in its native Asia. In the larvae stage, EABs feed on the inner bark of ash trees, disrupting the tree's ability to transport water and nutrients.
The canopy of infested trees
The reforestation planting schedule is designed to replace trees in the order that they were removed; trees removed early in the EAB Management Program will be replaced first. In an effort to expedite reforestation, the Village is continuing to offer cost share to any resident that desires to have their tree planted sooner than what is otherwise scheduled.
Please keep in mind that the tree supply in northern Illinois is very low and some species may not be available in the sizes or quantities needed for the
Cost Share reforestation planting is scheduled to begin again in the fall, to replace Ash trees in the order that they were removed. In an effort to expedite reforestation, the Village is continuing to offer a cost-share option to any resident that wishes to have their tree planted sooner than what is otherwise scheduled. If a resident desires to take advantage of this program, the resident shall pay a percentage of the replacement cost for an approximately 2-inch diameter tree. Participants will receive a letter in the mail requesting their first and second selections when ordering trees to increase the chances that a tree of your choice will be available.
Trees being grown at a nursery, specifically for the Village of Schaumburg.
The EAB Program
The highest priority is to remove hazardous or potentially hazardous trees from the urban forest. Dead trees will be scheduled according to the order in which they are found, with the most hazardous trees receiving priority and being removed at the earliest possible time. Trees which have a 50% canopy loss will also be scheduled for removal. Due to budget constraints and the enormous task of removing the massive number of predicted dead trees, it may be necessary to defer removals for several months. Privately owned dead trees will need to be removed by the resident. Please refer to the arborist
Village inspectors will make every effort to notify private property owners, including single family
Insecticide treatments are being used by the village to slow the spread of EAB and to save
Saving a percentage of parkway ash trees preserves tree value and canopy, as well as all of the other benefits that trees provide the community. The number of trees saved will depend on funding and the health of the trees. Due to the unpredictable nature of the impact on any specific tree, removal may be necessary if treatment is not effective. In other cases, the tree may already be too infested to warrant treatment.
Illinois Department of Agriculture: Detailed information on EAB, Ash Trees, Firewood, and more...
EAB Map as it affects North America: Provided by the Illinois Department of Agriculture