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Tinley Considers $5M Ash Tree Removal, Replacement Project

Should the village go through with the plan, it will take up to several years to finish replacing over 7,000 dying or dead Ash trees.

Tinley Park's public works committee discussed the option of spending $5 million to remove dead and infested ash trees and replace them with different species, Sun-Times Media reports.

Typically, the annual tree removal and replacement budget is around $300,000. Village Manager Scott Niehaus said the village is considering funding options for the hypothetical project.

If the village decides to go through with  the plan, it will take a couple of years, at least, to remove and replace over 7,000 dead or dying trees.

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The Oracle of Tinley Park March 08, 2013 at 03:50 PM
Absolutely! Why would anyone want to keep around something dead and infested. Sure, $6 million is a lot, but it's being used to make our town a better and less infested place to live. If money needs to be moved around, take it from all the all the stupid parades that block up Oak Park Ave. and have to redirect traffic. Another option is to cut back on weekly crappy music played at the train station during the summer. It's fun for some, but a nuisance for others in the area who can still hear it in their homes and don't want to hear the music.
Dennis J. Belotti March 08, 2013 at 09:28 PM
Let's replace half of the trees and save 2.5 million dollars !!!...DJ
Patrick March 10, 2013 at 01:26 AM
James, let me guess.... You're a divorced, old, miserable, grumpy man who is lonely, bitter , and has no friends. A lot of people, kids, and adults like parades, music, and other activities that our great town offers.
BUTCH March 10, 2013 at 11:32 PM
if it the James I know he was never married the rest is right on!
William Luke March 11, 2013 at 08:38 AM
Agreed with Dennis J. Belotti
sweet heart May 29, 2013 at 11:24 PM
Tinley park prade"s rock the town haaaaa.

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