Evanston tree inventory starts today


Evanston's Forestry Division today is launching a computerized inventory of all public trees along streets and in city parks.

The work will be conducted by Davey Resource Group employees who will begin at the south end of the city. The inventory is scheduled to be completed by the start of June.

Davey employees will be wearing “Davey Resource Group” uniforms, high visibility personal protection equipment and Davey caps. They will be driving white sedans with the Davey logo on the side and will park with orange traffic cones around cars.

Some things to note:

  • This inventory is intended collect many attributes of the Evanston urban forest, such as size, species, location, and health of each public tree. Davey inspectors are not scheduling tree trimmings or removals. They are only there to collect specific data.

  • Two to six Davey inspectors will work between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

  • Davey employees will only be on public property and at no time are they authorized to enter private property. There is no need for any DRG employee to approach residents requesting any personal information. If any person does so, please contact authorities immediately.

Once the survey is complete, the information will be uploaded into the City’s Geographic Image System map and work management database.

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