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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