The Village of Northbrook's Park District realizes that trees are a valuable asset to their community. Before we get into the specifics of our project and the gypsy moth services provided, here is a little history on the location which reveals why performing regular maintenance and preemptive treatments like this are so important to trees.
Northbrook's Village green exists in the heart of downtown Northbrook. This lush park offers a baseball diamond, seasonal soccer field, picnic areas, playground, paths, and an old-fashioned gazebo. Lush greenery outlines the Village Green Center, which houses a Registration Office and Department offices. Additionally, the Centennial Plaza which commemorates Northbrook’s 100th birthday is located on te corner of Meadow and Shermer which provides a warm welcome to visitors to the park.
The Village of Northbrook's Park District website offers a peak into the history of the Village Green of Northbrook. Whereas, in 1944, voters approved a Park District referendum to purchase 10 acres, formerly known as Barrenscheen’s Grove. With the help of Girl Scout leaders, a group of adults formed the Youth Center Association and began a campaign to raise funds for a recreation center. A Youth Center was built in 1947 with donations of labor and materials, becoming the first significant building in Northbrook constructed after World War ll. After a formal dedication on September 7, 1947, Village officials transferred ownership of the Center to the Park District.
Now that you know a little about the site and the historical value of the gorgeous trees located with Northbrook's Village Green, it is time that you learn about the enemy of which we are combatting.
The Gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar dispar) is classified as a pest, as its larvae consume the leaves of over 500 species of trees, shrubs and plants. Unlike other invasive species which may target a single species of tree. The gypsy moth can make a host out of nearly any tree or shrub. Therefore, the gypsy moth is one of the most destructive pests of hardwood trees in the eastern United States.
There are a variety of treatment types that could be implemented when treating trees for gypsy moth. On a broader basis, many cities and villages spray using trucks or even airplanes and helicopters. In this case, being that the client is interested in protecting and preserving specific trees in the Northbrook Village Green, the most effective way to do so is by injecting a carefully designed recipe of organic and chemical ingredients into the tree's root system. Performing root injections remains to be the most effective means of treating trees for gypsy moth. As root injections apply treatments directly to the roots while not having to spray, what some may consider to be harmful chemicals into the air. When applying treatments directly to the roots, every tree is easured to ensure the proper dosage is delivered. Every treatment technique certainly has their advantages and disadvantages. However, performing injections with properly measured dosages ensures that each tree is getting exactly what it needs to fend off the gypsy moth.
Contact Winkler's Tree Service if you are seeking assistance in understanding what treatment type best suits your property and inventory of trees. Whether you are seeking a tree contractor in the Village of Northbrook or any other suburb which surrounds Chicago, Winkler's is standing by to assist you with the care of your trees and lawn!
We now invite you to view some of the images we captured during this particular gypsy moth treatment in the Village of Northbrook, IL 60062.