LAKE BARRINGTON – The Village of Lake Barrington recently received a $7,000 grant in support of its Healthy Hedges project and will replace the buckthorn trees on Old Barrington Road.
Earlier this year, Cuba Township Road District volunteered to remove the buckthorn trees that were adjacent to Village Hall along Old Barrington Road. With that work now complete, the village will use the grant funds to plant native hedges in place of the removed buckthorn and honeysuckle.
Open Lands and the ComEd Green Region Program presented the Village of Lake Barrington with the grant.
Additionally, the Lake Barrington/Countryside Park District, Citizens for Conservation, and the Flint Creek/Spring Creek Watershed Partnership have indicated that they will be providing assistance to Lake Barrington in completing the project.
“This important project will both improve the visual appearance along Old Barrington Road and provide a useful example for residents considering the removal of invasive buckthorn and honeysuckle from their own properties,” Lake Barrington Village President Kevin Richardson said in a news release.