The Village of Frankfort is still checking local ash trees for signs of infestation by emerald ash borer.
A review of all ash trees will again continue this summer. Trees that are marked with a green dot will be removed and replaced in the fall.
If a tree
is deemed to be unsafe due to its condition, the tree will be removed as
necessary for safety reasons. Tree replacement
will begin in the fall and wrap up in spring 2015. Residents will again receive a letter advising
them of the removal and replacement.
The Public Works Department will remove trees 12 inches and
smaller. Larger trees will be removed by
a tree service. Stumps will be ground on
all tree removal.
Species of replacement trees will be determined by the Public
Works tree replacement program to provide a diverse tree inventory throughout
the community. A two- and a half-foot caliper
replacement tree will be planted. Larger
caliper trees are determined to be difficult to grow as there is too much
stress placed on the tree when it is larger.
If additional information is required, please contact Terry
Kestel, Director of Public Works, at 815-469-2177.