Major Storm hits West Chicago's Reed Keppler Park
Phil Graf - Graf Tree Care, Inc. | Urban Forestry Consultant and ISA Certified Arborist #IL 1553-A
The afternoon of July 1st, 2012, a major storm came through the Chicago area. After the storm, damage was surveyed, and West Chicago was identified as the epicenter of the storm, and thus the hardest hit area. In the storm’s aftermath, thousands of trees in West Chicago were severely damaged and left unsalvageable. One of the worst damaged areas was Reed Keppler Park, West Chicago’s signature park, boasting one of the oldest and most majestic Oak stands in northern Illinois. A tree inventory that Graf Tree Care performed for the Park District in 2009 indicated that Reed Keppler Park had 1047 trees prior to the storm.