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Announcing the Repair Cafe!

April 10, 2014

We are thrilled to be a part of a worldwide movement ( and start our very own Repair Cafe in the 47th Ward! We have two generally handy-people, two seamstresses (with sewing machines), a knitter and jewelry-repair person. Do you have a skill you’d like to share or an item that needs some love? Join us!

Repair Cafe Flier-4

Click here to go to the main Repair Cafe page


Losing our ashes

April 12, 2013

The 47th Ward Green Council is concerned about the approaching loss of our Ash trees and have gathered some resources to help residents and business owners identify Ash trees and arrange treatment if they wish.

Below is a photo of the seed/fruit of the Ash tree, for easy identification.

Below is a photo of ash bark which has been infested badly with the Emerald Ash Borer.
EAB infested trunk


Private tree services for removal or treatment:

More information:

Beware the Emerald Ash Borer! | Horner Park Advisory Council.

Emerald Ash Borer in Indiana from Purdue Entomology.