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