Friday, March 24, 2017

Bellevue, A Great Place To Grow---TREES!



Bellevue is a Tree City USA community and as such, we need volunteers to help with our Adopt-a-Tree program to help save our public ash trees from Emerald Ash Borer infestation. If interested in volunteering and helping Bellevue and our wonderful trees, please contact the Village Forester, Doug Tenor, at dtenor@villageofbellevue.org.  




Adopt-A-Tree Program
Help save our public ash trees!  You can select a specific tree to adopt or make a general contribution toward the Adopt-A-Tree program. Think about saving a street tree in front of your house or a tree in your neighborhood park.  Encourage your neighbors to adopt their street tree! With your donation, the Village will apply a 2-year insecticide treatment to help ward of Emerald Ash Borer infestations. 
The price to adopt a tree is dependent on the diameter inch at chest height, measured at 4.5ft up from the ground. Pricing is as follows:
         4” to 20” costs $10 per diameter inch
         20.1” to 30” costs $9 per diameter inch
         30.1” and above costs $8 per diameter inch
Diameter inch can be calculated by measuring the trunk of your tree around in inches, and then dividing by 3.14 (π).  We will begin treatments at the beginning of June. Please contact the department prior to June 1 if you are interested in participating in this program. 

If you have additional questions on EAB, Adopt-A-Tree or the Village Forestry Program please check out the Forestry page on the Village website.