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Article updated: 8/20/2013 2:11 PM

Streamwood officials approve purchase, planting of new trees

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Streamwood officials this month approved contracts totaling more than $400,000 to remove trees infested by the emerald ash borer and plant new trees in their place. The village estimates that about 70 percent of its ash population is infested by the insect.

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Streamwood officials have agreed to spend nearly $60,000 on about 500 trees to replace ash trees cut down because of emerald ash borer infestation. It's estimated that at least 70 percent of Streamwood's ash population -- which in July totaled about 2,500 trees -- is infested.
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