EAB Advice to Homeowners
The Morton Arboretum suggests these steps:
Do not move firewood. Campers or vacationers who head to their summer homes should acquire firewood from the local area.
Familiarize yourself with ash trees.
Familiarize yourself with the borer's appearance, and keep your eyes open for any signs of it.
If you believe you have spotted a borer or an EAB infestation, call either a city forester, a certified arborist, county cooperative extension office nearest you (see list below), or The Morton Arboretum Plant Clinic at 630-719-2424.
Replacement Tree Lists
Many property owners ask what tree species will make good replacements, if they remove their ash trees. The U.S. Forest Service, in cooperation with partners such as The Morton Arboretum, created this extensive list of suitable replacement trees. Northern Illinois list, Central Illinois list, and Southern Illinois list. [PDF. Download free Adobe Reader to view.]
County Cooperative Extension Service Contacts
Chicago High School for the Ag Sciences: 773-233-0476
Chicago North EFNEP Office: 773-287-8333
District 1: 708-679-6889 (Matteson- South Suburbs)
District 2: 708-449-4320 (Westchester)
District 3: 847-818-2901 (Rolling Meadows- North Suburbs)
District 4: 773-826-9275 (Chicago)
District 5: 773-933-6774 (Chicago)
District 6: 773-768-7779 (Chicago)
Illini Center: 312-575-7840
Urban Leadership Center: 773-233-2900
St Charles: 630-584-6166
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