West Chicago, Illinois Extends Contract for Emerald Ash Borer

On Monday January 16, 2012, the City of West Chicago, Illinois in regular session assembled, authorized the Mayor, Michael Kwasman to approve Resolution No. 12-R-0008 authorizing a Professional Services Agreement with Emerald Tree Care, LLC for Annual Emerald Ash Borer Insecticidal Treatments for Fiscal years 2012-2017. Emerald Tree Care LLC was contracted in 2011 by the City of West Chicago to provide this same Emerald Ash Borer Treatment to parkway ash trees within the City of West Chicago. An updated Press release from the City of West Chicago on July 28, 2011, can be read in full at http://www.westchicago.org/. I encourage every City Forester, City Trustee, and or councilman in neighboring cities within Chicagoland to review the forward thinking going on in Cities like West Chicago, Roselle, and Downers Grove. They know that it is less expensive to treat their trees than to remove them. They will have large green belt areas of ash in their cities in the future as a result of their approach to Emerald Ash Borer Treatment.

They are following the advice of the Coalition of Urban Ash tree Conservation that posted their report supporting Emerald ash borer treatment over removal on January 6, 2011.

Read their full report here — http://www.emeraldashborer.info/files/conserve_ash.pdf

Board Certified Master Arborist, Wayne A. White, is employed by Emerald Tree Care LLC and has treated several large municipalities in previous years. Two other Illinois municipalities that Emerald Tree Care, LLC provided Emerald Ash Borer Treatment for in 2011, the City of Roselle and the Village of Downers Grove, have also renewed contracts for 2012 with Emerald Tree Care, LLC. Emerald Tree Care, LLC will offer any residents of these three cities (West Chicago, Roselle, and Downers Grove) a discounted rate to treat their own personal property ash trees for the same contract periods. Emerald Tree Care, LLC and Board Certified Master Arborist, Wayne A. White, can be contacted in Carol Stream at 630-480-4090 or emailed at savetheash@aol.com

Don’t wait until it’s too late! Make the move to save your ash trees now!

Nearly 200 cities in Illinois have confirmed Emerald Ash Borer infestations!

Call Board Certified Master Arborist, Wayne A. White today!

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