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Tree Removal and Flooding (IL)

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From: Janice Licata
Orland Park, IL
My townhome association removed two very large evergreens from my property. They did not fill in the holes properly and my basement flooded. I was wondering if not filling in the holes had anything to do with the amount of water that surrounded my foundation. The trees were near the house.

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From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Hi Janice:

It may be nothing more than coincidence; however, there's absolutely no way I can make an intelligent comment without an on-site inspection.

Therefore, you will need to contact a certified arborist for an on-site assessment. You can find a certified arborist through the Illinois Arborist Association:

Best of luck!

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