April 8, 2011
Dear Palos Park Residents
On Friday, April 08, 2011, the Illinois
Department of Agriculture (IDA) confirmed an
infestation of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)
in the Village of Palos Park. The Village
Arborist, in coordination with the IDA,
conducted a brief initial survey and found
several ash trees with EAB infestation in
the Kimber Trails area.
By way of background, the EAB is a
destructive, small, metallic-green beetle
native to Asia that only attacks ash trees.
While the EAB does not pose any public
health risk, it does threaten our ash tree
The following information will help combat
and contain the EAB infestation.
Remember, EAB attacks only ash trees, so
become familiar with how to identify an
ash tree and the EAB, and the signs of
an EAB infestation.
Inspect All Ash Trees on your
Look for signs
of EAB. If you suspect that you may have
EAB in your ash trees, have your tree
inspected by a Certified Arborist
registered with the Village of Palos
Park. Attached is a current list of
licensed Tree Contractors. You may
choose any Certified Arborist but they
must become licensed with the Village
before undertaking any work on your
Not Cut Down Your Ash Trees Yourself.
A professional tree service,
qualified as required by the Palos Park
EAB Readiness Plan, must be hired to
remove infested ash trees.
Under certain circumstances, infested
trees can be treated rather than
immediately removed as explained in the
Palos Park EAB Readiness Plan.
Not Move Firewood.
EAB can easily be transported in wood.
consult with a certified arborist regarding
the latest advancements in treatments to
protect ash trees on your property.
information on control and treatment options
of EAB. A copy
of the Palos Park EAB Readiness Plan is
available if you click
here, or a hard copy is
available at the Kaptur Administrative
Thank you for your assistance.
Public Works Commissioner