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Emerald Ash Borer
During the month of September, a contractor working for the Village of Pleasant Prairie will begin administering fall preventative treatments to ash trees located on Village property and within Village-owned right-of way. Similar treatments were administered during May of this year. The preventative treatment is intended to prevent the loss of ash trees within the Village due to an invasive wood boring beetle, the Emerald Ash Borer. The measure is being taken, because it is more cost effective to perform preventative treatment than to remove and dispose of trees infested with the beetle.
Village residents can expect to see TruGreen Lawncare representatives administering the treatment to ash trees throughout the month.
The Emerald Ash Borer is 100% fatal to native ash trees, regardless of size, age or state of health. An Emerald Ash Borer was found in a state trap at Highways 31 and 50 during August of 2009. Shortly after, an Emerald Ash Borer quarantine was established throughout Kenosha County, making it illegal to remove ash material from the quarantine area. It has been estimated that more than 50 million ash trees are dead or dying throughout the Midwest.
Residents that opted to receive the same bulk treatment rate from TruGreen Lawncare for the treatment of ash trees on their own property (outside of the Village right-of-way) can expect a TruGreen Lawncare representative to contact them soon for the fall treatment. To view a brochure with images of trees being treated, please click "View PDF" below. For questions relating to the treatment, please contact TruGreen Lawncare at 1-800-363-6086.
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