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City says: Don’t do this

An Evanston Now reader noticed some unusual attachments on a row of Maple trees in the parkway on Orrington Avenue this afternoon.

The scene on Orrington Avenue near Orrington School in northeast Evanston.

An Evanston Now reader noticed some unusual attachments on a row of Maple trees in the parkway on Orrington Avenue this afternoon.

We asked Public Works Director Dave Stoneback about it, and he says it appears somebody decided to tap a row of maple trees in the parkway in hopes of producing maple syrup.

Stoneback says the city’s not OK with residents trying to get the sweet stuff from city-owned trees, and workers will remove the taps and buckets tomorrow.

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