Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a highly destructive, tree-killing insect that was identified in the Village of Buffalo Grove’s urban forest in 2006. The adult form of EAB is a dark metallic green beetle about 1/2 inch in length. The young larval state of EAB causes the most damage as the feeding larvae bore into the trunk of Ash trees and cut off water and nutrient supplies to the rest of the tree. An infested tree will begin to exhibit decay from the top down, as the tree struggles to bring water and nutrients to its extremities. The unfortunate arrival of EAB will have a serious impact to Buffalo Grove’s environment and budget for many years to come. Over one third of the trees in Buffalo Grove’s urban forest are in jeopardy.
Information on the control of the pest can be found online from the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
View the Village of Buffalo Grove EAB Management Plan.
Crews will begin grinding stumps in the Strathmore In subdivision of our older Lake County area once sod is available again in spring. The will then grind and restore the remaining areas in Cook County.
Thank you for your patience during this natural disaster.
It is the responsibility of the residents to water the sod. Sod will not be replaced by the Village.