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Northbrook Public Works Cuts Trees Infested With Emerald Ash Borer

Approximately 269 parkway trees have been removed in 2012 due to EAB infestation, according to Village memo.

The following reports were part of a memo distributed among Village of Northbrook staff

EAB Tree Removals

Public Works crews continue to remove trees throughout the Village that have been infested with the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). Approximately 269 parkway trees have been removed in 2012 due to EAB infestation. Staff is currently conducting a survey of the Village’s remaining ash trees to determine their health. 

Police Activity

Police investigated a possible break-in of an office suite in the 1000 block of Skokie Boulevard on Tuesday evening. Nothing appeared removed or disturbed from the office. 

While shopping on Tuesday morning, August 7, a resident left her purse lying on the floor in her unlocked, convertible and upon returning to her vehicle in the 4100 block of Dundee Road found the purse containing cash and jewelry missing. 

Northbrook Days

At Northbrook Days this year the Fire Department provided a staffed advanced life support (ALS) unit with two firefighter/paramedics during the entire event. Fire Department personnel treated a total of 18 people for minor injuries and illness. No spectators were transported for hospital treatment as a result of their injuries.

Saturday afternoon, the Fire Department ordered the temporary closing of the festival due to a severe thunderstorm approaching the area. Police activity during the 5-days of festivities involved one call for a missing child who was located within ten minutes of being reported missing, two incidents of drug possession (cannabis) by juveniles and nine other police service calls for minor reports of motorist, citizen or Fire Department assists.

Police presence was highly visible, as planned, with most command staff, Patrol Officers, detectives and plain clothed TAC units monitoring the grounds. Fire Prevention Bureau personnel staffed the safety display trailer and Police personnel and volunteers staffed the Police tent beginning Thursday evening throughout the weekend.

A Public Education Booth provided hand-out materials to over 3,000 visitors to heighten awareness of fire safety practices at home and the work place as well as Police services and Northbrook Notify. Hand out materials included Fire helmets, hand-powered flashlights, badges and logo bags, along with other fire and police safety related items to visitors of all ages.

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Carlo August 13, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Without removing all Ash trees in a community isn't this largely a waste of time, energy and of course money? The Villages are only removing the parkway trees not those remaining on private property.
Mouser August 21, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Carlo, If you have Ash trees on your property they are your responsibility, not the village's. Also for liability reasons they don't want to take down trees on private property and have a home owner say they stepped on his bed of roses or whatever.

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