Lombard requires permit for tree removal

John Schofield sent me this heads up on a Tribune article by Greg Canfield filed March 20, 2008:

In an attempt to stop trees from being attacked by the emerald ash borer, Lombard is requiring residents to get a permit before removing any tree from private property.

The permit, which is free, ensures the Lombard Public Works Department will inspect the tree before the permit is approved. If the tree is found to be an ash, a specific process must be followed prior to the permit being approved.

Silly question: “How does a required permit stop the trees from being attacked?

Read it all here…


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