City of Wheaton releases interactive map of ash tree removal program

WHEATON – As the effort to remove ash trees dying from insect infestation grows, Wheaton City Hall has released an interactive online map showing residents where trees have been or will be removed, according to a news release from the city.

The emerald ash borer has killed more than 20 million trees across the U.S., and has had a confirmed presence in Wheaton since 2010. The city has been assessing and replacing vulnerable and infested trees since before the study, including recent Loop Road replacements.

Residents can now see where ash trees in the city are located, which trees have been removed and which trees the city has deemed to be a priority by visiting wheaton.il.us/ashtreemap/.