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Mt. Prospect hosts seminar on fighting emerald ash borer

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Submitted by Village of Mount Prospect

Arborists from Mount Prospect's Public Works Department Forestry/Grounds Division will host a seminar Wednesday for property owners interested in learning how treat ash trees with insecticides to prevent infestation by the emerald ash borer.

The seminar is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at the Public Works Emergency Operations Center, 1720 W. Central Road.

Staff will discuss some of the options now available for those who want to treat ash trees and they will provide information on hiring tree care contractors, as well as planting replacement trees for removed ashes.

"EAB finds in Mount Prospect have been increasing exponentially over the past couple of years," said Forestry/Grounds Superintendent Sandy Clark. "EAB has already killed millions of ash trees in the United States and is now widespread throughout much of Illinois. For several years the village has been urging owners of ash trees to either budget for removal/replacement of their ash trees within the next few years, or begin treating routinely with an approved insecticide."