Emerald Ash Borer in Brookfield
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an invasive, non-native insect that feeds on and ultimately causes the demise of Ash trees. The beetle is metallic green in color and approximately one half inches in length.
The Village of Brookfield has made a continued commitment to preserve and perpetuate trees on Village property. Evidence of this commitment includes ordinances protecting trees during construction, an active urban forest management program, and the Village’s status as a Tree City USA community since 1981, one of the longest memberships in Illinois.
Infested and other distressed Ash trees represent a haven for the EAB and can promote the spread of the bug to other healthy trees; therefore these Ash trees on public property must be removed. You may notice an orange mark on some parkway trees in your neighborhood. These trees have been identified as infested with EAB, and are slated for removal. Brookfield understands that the removal of ash trees from our urban forest will change the landscape of the community. Reforestation where ash trees have been removed is essential for maintaining the appeal of our neighborhoods and emphasizing our continued commitment to the environment. It is our goal to replace those trees that are removed due to the infestation, as the budget allows.
If you have further questions about EAB, please call Public Works at 708/485-2540.
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Welcome to Brookfield
Located 13 miles west of downtown Chicago, Brookfield is a pastoral suburb with over 19,000 residents.
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Brookfield is a vibrant diverse community of 19,085 individuals supporting a variety of churches, good schools, an excellent library, low taxes, convenient transportation, and extensive parks and recreation programs. We are committed to economic development, modernizing, building, and making our neighborhoods better and safer. Whether shopping, dining, or enjoying the zoo, you will find our humble village a remarkable and friendly place. A great place to live, raise a family, shop, and do business, Brookfield is truly a community in every sense of the word.
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