As the Emerald Ash Borer spreads through Wisconsin, the Village needs to treat the Ash Trees against the insect, unfortunately the Village does not have funds to do so, therefore the Village has developed an “Adopt-an-Ash Tree” program.
The cost for a resident to adopt an Ash Tree is $1.00 per circumference inch with a $20 minimum. For example if the tree is 30 inches around the residents cost would be $30, if the tree is 15 inches around the cost would be $20. Residents can either make a contribution toward the program or can identify a specific Ash tree to adopt. Once a tree has been “adopted” the tree will be treated and tagged. Trees will need to be treated bi-annually to effectively fight off the insect.
If you are interested in adopting an Ash tree, please contact the Department of Public Works – 375-5325.