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This dead tree in Rogers Park is the subject of a Twitter page. (Twitter/@RogersParkTree)

2 Investigators: City Way Behind On Tree Removal, Trimming

There’s a huge backlog of thousands of requests for city trees to be trimmed or removed–often because residents believe they are damaged or dead and could be dangerous.

07/16/2014

This surveillance image shows a suspect accused of stealing thousands from an elderly man. (provided)

Police Seek Scam Artist Who Stole Thousands From Elderly Man

James Jackson says a tricky tree trimmer snipped away at more than $2,000 of his savings, swiping it from inside his home. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

10/24/2013

City crews are undertaking a tree-trimming "blitz" in hopes of cutting down potential dangers. (CBS)

City Mapping Tree Trimming Requests To Speed Up Work

The city is taking a strategy used to combat potholes to cut down on the backlog of requests for tree trimming, dead tree removal and graffiti erasure.

WBBM Newsradio–02/05/2012

City crews are undertaking a tree-trimming "blitz" in hopes of cutting down potential dangers. (CBS)

Cash-Strapped City Tries ‘Blitz’ Approach To Keep Up With Tree Trimming

With no funds for prevention, the city is trying a new approach to catching up: a tree-trimming blitz. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

12/22/2011

Critics say the village of Brookfield is overly aggressive in the way it trims trees. (CBS)

A Tree-Trimming Debate Grows In Brookfield

Critics say the village is “butchering” trees, but officials say they’re trying to keep everyone safe. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports.

12/01/2011