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Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Replace Ash Holes In Logan Square By Planting Trees Along Borer-Ravaged Logan Boulevard

Logan Square Preservation's tree planting event is set for 9 a.m. Oct. 5.

A tree felled after an Emerald Ash Borer attack.
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LOGAN SQUARE — Logan Square Preservation needs help replacing trees killed by the Emerald Ash Borer.

The neighborhood group is looking for volunteers to plant trees along Logan Boulevard Oct. 5. The tree planting event kicks off at 9 a.m. at 2909 W. Logan Boulevard.

The group will plant about two dozen trees on the north and south medians between Sacramento, Richmond, Francisco and Mozart. 

No experience is necessary as tools will be provided and certified supervisors will be on site. Families are welcome to sign up. There will be snacks and water.

Logan Square Preservation is also looking for residents who live between 2830 and 3000 W. Logan Boulevard to commit to watering the newly-planted trees or can provide water access.

The group said while the water steward job is “not a forever obligation,” the young trees will need consistent watering until they have established a root system.

“While Mother Nature will do some of the work, volunteers will ensure their survival,” the group said.

Logan Square Preservation is teaming up with Openlands on the project.

The Emerald Ash Borer is an exotic beetle from Asia that was discovered feeding on ash trees in southeastern Michigan in 2002. Experts believe it probably entered the U.S. in packing materials such as wooden crates made of ash.

Responsible for killing over 30 million trees in the United States and Canada, the beetle’s larvae feed under the bark and outer sapwood of the ash tree.

To sign up to plant trees, visit the event page.

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