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Mayor Emanuel Announces Tree Trimming Backlog Reduced By 80 Percent, On Track To Eliminate By Year’s End

Efforts to Protect the City’s Urban Canopy are in full swing with continued tree trimming; EAB inoculations and residential tree planting
CHICAGO--(ENEWSPF)--July 7, 2016. Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced that the Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS) has reduced the City’s tree trimming request backlog by nearly 80 percent with crews on pace to completely eliminate the backlog by the end of 2016. The Bureau of Forestry has been tackling the backlog utilizing new management efficiencies including grid routing. In addition, DSS has begun seasonal Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) inoculation and residential tree planting programs.

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