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This massive sinkhole in Letitia and Frank Casto's back yard was only a few feet wide before heavy storms this past weekend, when heavy rain washed away so much soil, six trees collapsed into the 40-foot by 30-foot hole, which now is 30 feet deep. (Credit: Chris Martinez/CBS)

Massive Sinkhole Swallows Six Trees In Indiana Family’s Yard

A northwest Indiana couple finally convinced authorities to listen to their complaints about a sinkhole in their back yard, after it opened up over the weekend into a massive crater that swallowed six trees.

08/26/2014

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Chicago Making Up For Lost Time To Replace Trees

A Chicago environmental leader says the ash borer, drought and a tough winter have left the city short of trees, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

05/27/2014

Debris covers the area after a tornado struck on November 17, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. Several tornadoes touched down across the Midwest today with at least three people reported dead in Illinois. (Credit: Getty Images)

Palatine To Help Washington Replace Trees Lost To Tornado

In addition to more than 1,000 homes destroyed or severely damaged by the Nov. 17 twister in Washington, about 1,000 trees were ripped out.

03/21/2014

An Emerald Ash Borer Beetle. (James Zablotny/USDA Photo)

Evanston Losing More Trees To Emerald Ash Borer

The City of Evanston appears to be losing the fight to save its remaining 2000 ash trees from the Emerald Ash Borer. CBS 2’s Mike Parker has this Original Report.

08/12/2013

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Chicago-Area Trees Shedding Leaves From Cool, Wet Weather

Chicago area trees have been losing leaves early because of a cool wet spring and early summer, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

07/02/2013

Is this an image of a large, wild cat? Officials don't know. (Bloomingdale Police)

Mystery Animal Seen Lurking In Bloomingdale Preserve

The Meacham Grove Forest Preserve is 252 magnificent acres of prairies, fishing spots, jogging and bike trails and thick woodlands. In those woods, something lurks. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

06/06/2013

Students at Jahn Elementary School plant one of 31 trees added to the school grounds on Arbor Day. (Credit: CBS)

Students Plant Trees At School For Arbor Day

For Arbor Day, the city of Chicago has embarked on a tree-planting frenzy.

WBBM Newsradio–04/26/2013

Tree in winter at the Morton Arboretum. (CBS)

Trees Could Use Watering and Mulching During Snow Drought, Experts Say

Experts say the lack of snow — coming off of an extremely dry summer — is literally stressing trees out. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

01/10/2013

CBS 2 producer Carol Thompson noticed the burning bush in her yard was already changing colors in mid-August, well before the start of fall. Experts say it's a sign of drought damage, not an early fall. (Credit: Carol Thompson, CBS 2)

Leaves Already Changing Color A Sign Of Drought, Not Early Fall

Have you seen them yet? Some trees and shrubs in the Chicago area have been changing colors, a month before the official start of autumn. We got to wondering if this is an early sign of fall, or a sign of trouble.

CBS 2–08/21/2012

Highland Park Trees

Highland Park Officials To Residents: You Can’t Lop The Tops Off Your Trees

The city of Highland Park has a warning for its homeowners: you can’t just lop off the tops of trees — even if they’re on your property.

WBBM Newsradio–07/25/2012

The leaves of many trees in Illinois have been left wilting, curling, and turning brown due to the severe drought conditions in most of the state. (Credit: CBS)

Protecting The Trees At Your House From The Drought

With most of Illinois having been classified as being in severe drought, it’s not only farmers who are suffering. Plenty of homeowners have seen their prized plants shriveling, and their trees shedding leaves.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2012

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Hot, Dry Weather Putting Stress On Local Plants

Chicago’s hot, dry weather already has some trees and shrubs showing fall colors at the Morton Arboretum.

06/19/2012

Tree Tagging

Tags Remind Chicagoans Of The Value Of Trees

Starting Friday, big, green tags will be appearing on trees throughout downtown, as part of an effort in this week before Arbor Day to remind people of the benefits of trees.

CBS Chicago–04/20/2012

Spring allergies. (CBS)

‘Dangerously High’ Tree Pollen Makes For Miserable Allergies

CHICAGO (CBS) — Having summer suddenly make an appearance in mid-March is causing an ugly dark side for some people. Because of the heat wave, plants are budding early and causing “dangerously high” tree pollen […]

CBS Chicago–03/21/2012

Trees in city planters on Michigan Avenue downtown were already blooming on March 19, 2012, the day before the official start of spring. (Credit: CBS)

Warm Weather Has Plants Blooming Before Winter Ends

It’s hard to believe spring doesn’t even start until Tuesday, but already flowers are blooming, and trees are budding.

CBS 2–03/19/2012

These decorative iron grates around the base of city trees are being targeted by thieves. (CBS)

The Latest Metal Item To Steal For Scrap: Iron Grates Around Trees

The decorative iron grates at the base of trees in the city are heavy — up to 175 pounds – and they’re in plain view. But that’s not stopping thieves. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports.

12/09/2011

In Lake County, next to a golf course, a rotted tree fell on top of a woman walking her dog, causing crushing back and leg injuries. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Could Deaths From Falling Trees Have Been Prevented?

CBS 2’s Dave Savini investigated the lack of proper tree inspections that is being blamed for causing deaths and injuries to people on roadways, walking paths and even at a golf course.

12/05/2011

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Fall Into Color At Morton Arboretum

The Morton Arboretum is a true treasure of nature, located right here in the western suburbs. While staying true to its mission of planting and conserving trees, the internationally acclaimed arboretum offers learning opportunities for all ages…

10/29/2011

Leaves change colors. (Patrick Pleul/ Getty Images)

Best Fall Colors Coming Soon To Chicago Area

Some trees have stayed green longer than usual this year because of the warm weather we have had, but that will change soon.

10/16/2011

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