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Why did the City cut down all the Trees recently?

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Topic: Why did the City cut down all the Trees recently?
Posted By: PaulW
Subject: Why did the City cut down all the Trees recently?
Date Posted: 22/May/2015 at 8:26am
It seems that there has been a large number of trees, at least in my neck of the woods (South side) that have been cut down this year. All of them very large trees.

Why is this? I can't believe we don't want large trees. These were all parkway trees and the city was hiring contractors, or that is my thoughts.



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Posted By: piehead
Date Posted: 22/May/2015 at 10:13am
I remember reading about emerald ash borer problems.

I don't get why our village officials do not keep our village website current with information about what is going on in our village.

I just checked our village's site and not surprised that there is no mention on there as I have seen others ask about this on the facebook Forest Park Townhall page (their tree had a big red x on it). There was much discussion.

Perhaps an email to John Doss? I bet he knows.


Posted By: jerry
Date Posted: 22/May/2015 at 10:58am
Pie, I believe you are right


Posted By: logic
Date Posted: 23/May/2015 at 9:24am
Don't think we lost any trees on the 1500 blk Marengo, of which I'm aware, actually believe they did a really good job on selectively trimming. The trimmers were up in the trees on ropes, cutting out dead branches, getting rid of the suckers, opening the trees up to light. I have been very vocal, in the past, when the Village guys took their saws to the "Crimson King" maple my husband and I planted in the parkway more than 40yrs ago. Have also complained about dangerous deadwood on forum in the past, it was after a heavy storm that did a lot of damage. Hiring a professional tree service was an excellent choice. There was a lady driving a convertible happily picking up firewood behind them.


Posted By: piehead
Date Posted: 24/May/2015 at 9:38am
Well, they missed my parkway tree, it is half dead 😢


Posted By: Kate
Date Posted: 01/June/2015 at 4:46pm
River Forest cut down a ton of trees too, all marked with the red X. They were infested with the Emerald Ash Borer.


Posted By: piehead
Date Posted: 01/June/2015 at 7:51pm
Village is cutting down all ash trees. We just got,the notice in our mailbox today.


Posted By: steveg
Date Posted: 04/September/2015 at 12:50am
it's the emerald ash issue, cut two down on my block during alley reconstruction.



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