Beware of Unscrupulous Emerald Ash Borer Hunters, Park Forest

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Village officials warned residents that some tree removal companies appear to be taking advantage of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) issue in town by contacting residents about dying trees needing to be removed – when, in fact, the resident who has been approached has no trees of the Ash variety on his/her property. 

As we move into fall and leaves are falling off all trees, these contractors apparently are trying to convince residents that perfectly well and good oak trees, hickory trees, maple trees, etc. are infected with the EAB because the leaves are dying back. 

Village Hall has received three calls this week about this type of activity. 

If any residents get any such calls, they are asked to call the Recreation and Parks Department at 748-2005. Further questions? Call Village Manager Tom Mick at 708-748-1129.