Village News Village of Lombard preparing to plant 191 parkway trees this
fall as part of Fall Tree Planting Program The Village of Lombard is preparing
for its Fall Tree Planting Program. The Village’s planting contractor will be planting 191 trees in parkways to replace trees that were removed for various reasons. Not every tree that is removed can be replaced due to above and below ground confl icts. If there is room for a replacement
tree, the Village tries to plant the replacement within a year of the tree being removed, based on the available tree inventory and budget. Residents that are scheduled for this Fall’s planting have recently received letters informing them of the pending tree planting and providing a list of trees from which to choose. Planting is tentatively scheduled for October.
Counting the 200 trees that were planted in Spring 2014, the Village will have planted almost 400 trees this
The Village preorders trees from a select group of nurseries that grow trees for municipalities. These trees are grown to meet specifi cations designed to make them well-suited for use in the parkways.
The trees are provided at no cost to the residents. However, the Village asks residents to water the tree during times of dry weather. Instructions on how to care for the tree are provided after the tree is installed. The Village has not been able to replace trees as quickly as they are removed due to the large number of trees removed. The Village and its removal contractor have removed over 700 trees this year.
Emerald Ash Borer, but there are also a large number of Sugar and Norway Maples that may be dying due to the hot dry weather during the summers of 2012 and 2013 and the severity of last winter.
There are also currently over 500 additional trees that have been identi- fi ed for removal. Many of these are ash trees which have become infested with
Mueller Memorial Gazebo coming this fall
at the gazebo site this fall, Eileen Mueller mentioned that history meant a great deal to her husband during his time spent as Lombard’s Village President. “Now, he is a signifi cant part of history in Lombard,” Meyer said. “That makes this all even more fi t- ting.”
The entire project estimate is $25,000 and includes the gazebo structure itself including electrical service, on-site installation, a con- crete pad, landscaping and the me- morial plaque, among other costs. A donation website started by the Memorial Gazebo’s planning com- mittee raised nearly $11,000 as of mid-September. The Lombard Jay- cees also recently donated $2,000
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raised from entry fees to the 2014 Taste of Lombard.
The Lombard Board of Trust- ees recently agreed to donate the concrete foundation, and electric service for the project as an in-kind donation to the Mueller Memorial project. The Village of Lombard as committed to covering the cost of the gazebo until the total cost has been fundraised.
“President Mueller provided lead- ership to this community through his support of professional manage- ment and government,” Goldsmith said. “He was an advocate for in- novation and helped make Lombard what it is today.” The Village will join the Memo- rial Gazebo’s planning committee
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to host a ribbon cutting and offi cial opening in late October. Sign up for the Village’s E-News or follow the Village on Facebook for more infor- mation on the event in the coming weeks.
This project is being completely funded by private donations and all donations are tax deductible. Those interested in contributing can go to www.muellermemorial.org
or send a check to:
“Community Memorial Site for Bill Mueller” c/o West Suburban Bank Attn: Cherilyn – Personal Banker 711 South Westmore Avenue Lombard, Illinois 60148
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