Village staff directed to move ahead on ash tree management plan — Lake Zurich news, photos and events — TribLocal.com
Lake Zurich’s tree experts are moving forward with a plan to replace trees infected by the Emerald Ash Borer.
While village trustees unanimously approved the plan, which could cost $100,000 per year to replace 300 infected trees, the village only has $25,000 in its budget to remove trees this fiscal year.
Approving the basic plan is only the beginning of the tree management process.
While trustees approved the broad proposed management plan, village arborists and the tree commission were directed by the village board to continue working out specifics such as the order in which trees should be replaced and how the public can have input.
“You want a neighborhood to be well informed,” said Trustee Jeff Halen, who also spoke on his concerns regarding a visual impact of clear cutting trees in certain neighborhoods.