Mar 26 2017

Updated 1 hour ago

Tree Trim vs. Removal

I am noticing some of the orange no parking signs from Dept of Forestry. They are sporadic though, not on a full block like I have seen before. Is there anyway to determine if a tree is slated for removal vs pruning? I see one with a blue tag on it (think it means its been treated for a disease), but no markings/tags on the other trees, yet they have the orange signs on them also. Thanks for any info you can provide.

  • Dennis 30 year Jefferson Park resident

    No need to be negative, Dan G. Poster asked a simple question. My answer to poster is that I thought trees that have been treated have red tags. Not sure what the blue ones mean, but you can as at the city's website--Forestry.

  • Orange paper signs posted to restrict parking during day of pruning or removal. To make ample clearance for equipment. Since city no longer paints green solid circle on trunk of tree being removed, any one of trees sporting orange sign could be cut down. Chicago has also began culling healthy...

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    Orange paper signs posted to restrict parking during day of pruning or removal. To make ample clearance for equipment. Since city no longer paints green solid circle on trunk of tree being removed, any one of trees sporting orange sign could be cut down. Chicago has also began culling healthy treated ash trees. Treated trees have Blue, Red, Purple, Bronze, Silver dog tags.

    So if you want to keep your treated parkway ash...as our cities community Tree historian, along with being a volunteer Openland's Treekeeper. I am presently working with an official Forestry Representative, to allow property owners to continue protecting their parkway ash with treatment. Waving requirement for costly permit needed by your hired professional arborist.

    Be aware that our city Water department regularally culls healthy maturing trees, in order to make wide clearance for machinery. As in past, workers damaged trees so badly. They had to be removed anyways. Well...now you know!

  • @scott concertman, I have my parkway Ash treated every few years by a local tree company. It's in great shape. How do I get it on the "list" to not be cut down? The company that treats the tree puts on a new / current tag every time they treat it. I'm assuming they're pulling a permit because they are well known in the city.

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