New Lenox offers some help in ash borer battle
By ERIN GALLAGHER For The Herald-News May 15, 2012 9:06AM
A fully developed Emerald ash borer. | Sun-Times Media file
Updated: June 29, 2012 8:20AM
NEW LENOX — The emerald ash borer is not going away, Trustee Ray Tuminello told the village board Monday.
Residents whose trees are being stricken by the deadly insect can get assistance. The village will take out trees and grind the stumps in parkways at no cost to the residents.
Also, residents who have lost trees to the ash borer will be among the first to qualify for the 50/50 tree program in August.
Based on the large number of trees dying, there probably will not be enough money in the budget to replace all the trees taken down, said Robin Ellis, planning and development administrator.
There are about six subdivisions being hit hard, Tuminello said. He plans to tour the village to evaluate the damage. He asked for residents to let him know of any areas that he should pay particular attention to.
Residents are encouraged to write a letter to the village, attention Trustee Tuminello at 1 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox, IL 60451.