Beginning in April and going into June, the city will begin the fourth year of their ash tree treatment efforts.
City workers will be inspecting and treating the 15,000 Parkway Ash Trees that are prone to infestation by the Emerald Ash Borer.
The small metallic green beetles, that emerge in May, work on the conductive tissue of the trees, destroying the channels for food and water supply, causing it to die.
Homeowners will be notified if their tree has received chemicals or needs to be removed and replaced. The city is also urging residents to water their ash trees to improve the effectiveness of treatment.
In the past three years the treatment program has shown positive results with 90% of the trees showing little to no damage at all. To check if your tree has been treated head over to gis.naperville.il.us.
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