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  • Creativity, craft keep Bicentennial Ash a living memory
    NewspaperImageText  Bell, Tamara, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 5 Jan 2012, 5, 19     Photograph Willmette forester, Kevin Sorby, pointing out features on the remains of the village's Bicentennial Ash. The tree was downed in the July 11, 2011 storm, but will be used to create furniture, a museum display and in educational projects done by students....
    NewspaperImageText  Bell, Tamara, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 5 Jan 2012, 5, 19   Photograph Willmette forester, Kevin Sorby, pointing out features on the remains of the village's Bicentennial Ash. The tree was downed in the July 11, 2011 storm, but will be used ...
  • What's New: Ordinance passed Jan. 10 waiving the $20 fee to remove ash trees
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Jan 2007, p. 5     Full article available at Wilmette Public Library.
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Jan 2007, p. 5   Full article available at Wilmette Public Library.
  • Tree removals are taking place to fight the emerald ash borer
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 24 Jan 2008, p. 6     Full article available at Wilmette Public Library.
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 24 Jan 2008, p. 6   Full article available at Wilmette Public Library.
  • Wilmette begins '08 ash borer battle
    NewspaperImageText  Ken Goze, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 24 Jan 2008, p. 9     Full article available at Wilmette Public Library.
    NewspaperImageText  Ken Goze, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 24 Jan 2008, p. 9   Full article available at Wilmette Public Library.
  • Oldest tree felled
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 14 Jul 2011, Cover     Former Trustee Mari Terman takes a picture of Wilmette's oldest public tree after strong winds felled the tree Monday morning. Story p.5...
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 14 Jul 2011, Cover   Former Trustee Mari Terman takes a picture of Wilmette's oldest public tree after strong winds felled the tree Monday morning. Story p.5...
  • Storm fells village's oldest public tree
    NewspaperImageText  Routliffe, Kathy, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 14 Jul 2011, p. 5     Monday's brief but intense wind storm toppled the oldest public tree in Wilmette, the bicentennial Ash. The storm was also responsible for widespread power outages in Wilmette....
    NewspaperImageText  Routliffe, Kathy, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 14 Jul 2011, p. 5   Monday's brief but intense wind storm toppled the oldest public tree in Wilmette, the bicentennial Ash. The storm was also responsible for widespread power outages in Wilmette....
  • Village wins grant to replant
    NewspaperText  Routliffe, Kathy, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 10 Mar 2011, p. 7     Wilmette has won a federal grant for $20,000 to replace the ash trees killed by the Emerald Ash Borer insect. Wilmette forester Kevin Sorby said the urban reforestation grant was the maximum the village could received based on population, and came from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, and the United ...
    NewspaperText  Routliffe, Kathy, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 10 Mar 2011, p. 7   Wilmette has won a federal grant for $20,000 to replace the ash trees killed by the Emerald Ash Borer insect. Wilmette forester Kevin Sorby said the urban reforestation grant was ...
  • Keep healthy ash tree, letter R. Porter, Wilmette
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Jan 2007, p. 22     Full article available at Wilmette Public Library. ...
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Jan 2007, p. 22   Full article available at Wilmette Public Library. ...
  • Village chops ash tree budget again
    NewspaperImageText  Kimberly Fornek, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 3 Dec 2009, p. 5     Full article available at Wilmette Public Library.
    NewspaperImageText  Kimberly Fornek, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 3 Dec 2009, p. 5   Full article available at Wilmette Public Library.
  • Photograph of Carole Swerdlove with her dog, walking past felled ash trees
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 29 Mar 2007, p. 9     ...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 29 Mar 2007, p. 9   ...
  • Are Wilmette's ash limbs headed to Glenview?
    Newspaper  Lynne Stiefel, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 12 Apr 2007, 12, 20     Officials of a dozen north suburbs in the ash borer quarantine area have decided the cut wood from dying trees should be brought to the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County's transfer station at River and Central roads in Glenview where it can be ground up, insects included. Officials ...
    Newspaper  Lynne Stiefel, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 12 Apr 2007, 12, 20   Officials of a dozen north suburbs in the ash borer quarantine area have decided the cut wood from dying trees should be brought to the Solid Waste Agency of Northern ...
  • Ash borer summit puts towns on alert
    Newspaper  John Roszkowski, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 24 May 2007, p. 9     Wilmette president Christopher Canning worries that the Emerald Ash Borer might be more damaging than the previous infestation of Dutch Elm disease. Wilmette was one of the first Cook County communities to detect the presence of the ash-tree killing emerald ash borer last June. Wilmette has since lost 126 ash ...
    Newspaper  John Roszkowski, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 24 May 2007, p. 9   Wilmette president Christopher Canning worries that the Emerald Ash Borer might be more damaging than the previous infestation of Dutch Elm disease. Wilmette was one of the first Cook County ...
  • Winnetka continues fight against emerald ash borers
    Newspaper  Christopher Peterson, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 12 Aug 2010, p. 13     Winnetka officials are treating ash trees located on public property, and are urgint tat home-owners have trees examined by a private arborist. ...
    Newspaper  Christopher Peterson, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 12 Aug 2010, p. 13   Winnetka officials are treating ash trees located on public property, and are urgint tat home-owners have trees examined by a private arborist. ...
  • Part of the family
    NewspaperImageText  Larry and Marcie Goldstein, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Jul 2011, p. 45     A strong windstorm July 11 caused extensive damage to Wilmette and surrounding areas. Authors are saddened by the loss of the Centennial Ash tree in Wilmette. Photograph Mario Goldstein and Jay Goldstein standing by Wilmette's oldest public tree in a photograph taken in 1996. Photograph of the destroyed tree submitted ...
    NewspaperImageText  Larry and Marcie Goldstein, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Jul 2011, p. 45   A strong windstorm July 11 caused extensive damage to Wilmette and surrounding areas. Authors are saddened by the loss of the Centennial Ash tree in Wilmette. Photograph Mario Goldstein and ...
  • Landmark re-purposed
    NewspaperImageText  Joel Lerner, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 13 Dec 2012, Cover     Photograph John Wnek, Village Forester John Kemppainen and Sawyer Wade Ellis with a table made from the Bicentennial Ash tree. Story p.7
    NewspaperImageText  Joel Lerner, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 13 Dec 2012, Cover   Photograph John Wnek, Village Forester John Kemppainen and Sawyer Wade Ellis with a table made from the Bicentennial Ash tree. Story p.7
  • Furniture rises from the (Bicentennial) ash
    NewspaperImageText  Joel Lerner, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 13 Dec 2012, 7, 10     A table and chairs for a conference room in the Wilmette Village Hall was constructed from the remains of the 265-year-old Bicentennial Ash Tree toppled by a wind storm in July 2011. Photograph of Sawyer Wade Ellis of West Chicago with the table.
    NewspaperImageText  Joel Lerner, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 13 Dec 2012, 7, 10   A table and chairs for a conference room in the Wilmette Village Hall was constructed from the remains of the 265-year-old Bicentennial Ash Tree toppled by a wind storm in ...
  • State not to control cut
    Newspaper  Irv Leavitt, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 15 Mar 2007, 5, 20     If an Illinois stree has emerald ash borer galleries like these photographed last year near Wilmette's Highcrest Middle School, the state Department of Agriculture promises to remove the tree for free. ...
    Newspaper  Irv Leavitt, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 15 Mar 2007, 5, 20   If an Illinois stree has emerald ash borer galleries like these photographed last year near Wilmette's Highcrest Middle School, the state Department of Agriculture promises to remove the tree for ...
  • Political briefs: Loan help sought
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 3 May 2007, p. 10     The Illinois HOuse is considering legislation to help municialities forced to remove ash trees infested by the emerald ash borer. The bill is sponsored by Sen. Jeff Schoenberg, D-9th, of Evanston, and would create a revolving loan fund to provide low-interest or interest-free loans to assist with tree reforestation. ...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 3 May 2007, p. 10   The Illinois HOuse is considering legislation to help municialities forced to remove ash trees infested by the emerald ash borer. The bill is sponsored by Sen. Jeff Schoenberg, D-9th, of ...
  • The bugs of summer [editorial]
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 10 May 2007, p. 23     ...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 10 May 2007, p. 23   ...
  • Wasps, fed $ could ease beetle impact
    Newspaper  Irv Leavitt, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 5 Jul 2007, p. 9     State and federal legislation to reimburse local governments for anti-emerald ash borer work is emerging. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is tudying wheter three types of sting-less wasps can attach the emerald ash borers. Wilmette has set aside $375,000 for ash borer-related tree removal this season. Photograph State Senator Jeff ...
    Newspaper  Irv Leavitt, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 5 Jul 2007, p. 9   State and federal legislation to reimburse local governments for anti-emerald ash borer work is emerging. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is tudying wheter three types of sting-less wasps can attach ...
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