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Stump grinding delayed, process to continue through summer months
BUFFALO GROVE | The Village of Buffalo Grove provided an update on its Ash tree removal efforts at its July Board meeting, answering several questions frequently asked by residents.
Arborist Tom Milas told the Village Board that unusually dry conditions last year and a long winter delayed some of the scheduled stump grinding, but the Public Works Department is now working on that task in several neighborhoods.
Milas said the Village is ahead of schedule on Ash tree removals and working now to catch up on stump grinding.
Milas also said that the removal schedule has been revised due to the current volume of dead trees in the Village. More priority will be given to removal of the dead trees, with stump grinding, restoration, and replanting schedules to become secondary to removing trees safely.
Residents are urged to be patient for the Village to catch up on tree removal and stump grinding this summer.
The Village began its removal of Ash trees in 2013. Ash trees are being attacked by the Emerald Ash Borer, a destructive non-native insect.
The Village adopted its Emerald Ash Borer Management Plan in 2010 and began tree removal in 2011. The Village projects removal of more than 2,000 Ash trees in 2014.
For more information, visit www.vbg.org/733/Emerald-Ash-Borer or call the Village’s Public Works Department at (847) 537-5845.