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The Village of Lombard is continuing its parkway tree trimming in the area of Lombard north of Roosevelt, up to St. Charles Rd, west of Main Street. ComEd will also be performing tree trimming due to Emerald Ash Borer damage.
Village's 2019 Tree Trimming Schedule: See Map Here
Trees will be trimmed to a minimum height of 15 feet over the roadway for safe clearance by all vehicles and pedestrians and to remove sight obstructions for signs. Also, limbs will be removed if they are diseased, infested, broken, hanging, dead, weakly attached, structurally unsound, in contact with other limbs, interfering with utility lines or street lights or interfering with other trees on private property.
Public safety is the Village’s first priority, followed by tree health and then aesthetics. Parkway trees have different maintenance requirements than decorative landscape trees, and are therefore pruned accordingly. Normally no more than one-quarter of the live crown will be removed at one time. The determination of how much to remove depends on the tree species, size and condition of the tree, as well as the duration between trim cycles. The Village tries to maintain a 6-year trim cycle for trees greater than 6 inches in diameter and a 3-year cycle for trees less than 6 inches. The shorter the trimming cycle, the less live material needs to be removed. The natural form of the tree is maintained as much as possible, with tree growth directed upward and outward.
Throughout the year, the Village’s in-house forestry personnel will continue trimming other parkway trees. This proactive trimming allows a gradual raising of the crown, correcting defects early in the tree’s life, and smaller pruning wounds that close rapidly.
Please visit www.villageoflombard.org/treetrimming or contact the Public Works Department, Forestry Division at firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 620-5740 for more information.
A Notification from ComEd of Tree Trimming in southern unincorporated Lombard:
Certified Arborists in the Lombard area have identified dead or declining ash trees on or near ComEd power lines, which have been infested by the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) beetle. EAB is an invasive pest that impacts ash trees only. The infestation is aggressive and eventually kills the ash tree. Dead or dying ash trees near our power lines may cause outages or create a safety hazard. Therefore, for a limited time, ComEd is identifying such ash trees and performing vegetation management activities.
In accordance with applicable statutory requirements, ComEd is required to provide each affected municipality a map or common addresses of the area affected by the vegetation management activities.
Please be aware that ComEd has notified any affected customers and property owners with:
We recognize that our vegetation management activities sometimes create concern by your residents because trees near our electrical wires are significantly trimmed or sometimes require removal. Qualified line-clearance workers contracted by ComEd will be performing the tree pruning work. Supervisors and General Foremen will be in close contact with the crews, ensuring that the work is performed properly. Additionally, we are strong advocates of proactive efforts to ensure that only appropriate vegetation is planted near our facilities, and our easement and leases usually specify vegetation restrictions. Trees that grow greater than 20 feet, for example maple, elm, and blue spruce, should never be planted under or near distribution power lines. At full height, these trees could contact lines and cause a power outage or create a safety issue. On the other hand, trees and bushes that grow to heights less than 20 feet, for example dogwoods or crab apples, can often be planted near distribution power lines.
For more information about vegetation maintenance along power lines and ComEd’s “Right Tree, Right Place” program, please visit: www.ComEd.com/Trees
Please direct any resident with questions or concerns to contact us at 1 (800) Edison-1.