In this Daily Herald article, Shawn Kingzette of Davey's Northwest Chicago office talks about how the July 2017 flooding in Chicago impacted trees. Kingzette shares warning signs to look for signs to look for and what you should do next. .
Posted: July 27, 2017
Trees are among the victims of the flood of 2017.
And you may not really know it for a while, according to arborist Shawn Kingzette, district manager for Davey Tree Service in East Dundee.
Having its roots submerged for more than a week can kill a tree's root cells. Roots need oxygen, and water-filled soil doesn't let oxygen in. Having surface roots exposed and bark covered in silt doesn't help either, nor does being gouged by floating debris.