Emerald Ash Borer visits SG

By on September 18, 2009

by Susan O’Neill
SUGAR GROVE—The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has infected a number of village trees, requiring the Public Works Department to cut down 22 trees.

The majority of the trees were in the Windsor Pointe and Windstone subdivisions. Streets and Properties Supervisor Geoff Payton said he anticipates that another 15 to 22 trees will need to be cut down.

Payton said that although the village would not cut down trees on private property, if residents feel they might have a EAB problem, they can call the Sugar Grove Public Works Department at (630) 466-7503. If he feels it is warranted, he will recommend they call in a certified arborist to confirm the existence of the disease.