Tree canopyPhoto by Mary Mumbrue

The City of Evanston Public Works Forestry Division, in collaboration with Davey Resource Group, is conducting a computerized inventory of all public trees located within the City’s right of ways, including streets and City parks. It is anticipated that the inventory will be completed by the beginning 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 for the collection of 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.
• There will be 2-6 Davey inspectors working 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 Davey 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. 

Anyone with questions regarding the tree inventory process may call 311 (847-448-4311 outside Evanston).