Fight Against Emerald Ash Borer Continues for Area Communities

Lake in the Hills residents may soon notice small index cards hanging from some parkway trees. The cards, which will be be tagged to sick ash trees, are meant to inform residents about the tree’s current condition, said Scott Parchutz, superintendent of public properties for the village of Lake in the Hills. “There are about one thousand ash trees that are dead or declining in the village,” Parchutz said. “Basically, all the ash trees in the village will have to be replaced. The whole state is under siege by the emerald ash borer.”