Evanston to remove 60 trees damaged by cold weather

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

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Evanston’s public works department started removing Wednesday 60 of the city’s Sycamore and London plane trees with severe cracks from sub-zero temperatures on Wednesday.

A resident alerted the department to a split tree in the 2200 block of Dodge Avenue last week. City employees inspected the tree and discovered a severe crack that city officials had never seen before.

The department inspected 303 of the city’s Sycamore and London plane trees and identified 60 with deep frost cracks, the city said. The frost cracks are also known as “radial shakes” and extend to the center of the tree. Officials identified 76 trees with shallow cracks, the city said.

The department will continue to monitor these trees. 

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