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Wrigleyville Residents Accuse Cubs Of Chopping Down Trees Without Warning

(CBS) -- Neighbors of a block that is a Kyle Schwarber home run away from Wrigley Field are upset with the Cubs and the team's apparent decision to cut down the trees lining their street.

The signs posted just north of Wrigley Field, along the 3700 block of North Seminary, read "Tree Trimming." But 24-year resident Tom Cascarano told CBS 2 that no one notified the neighborhood that trees would begin coming down at 8 a.m. Saturday.

"I love trees," Cascarano said.


Cascarano and other neighbors said the trees add "a little warmth" to the Cubs' Blue Lot area, former railroad right-of-way that is immediately north of the ballpark.

The neighbors said some of the trees are more than 20 years old, and said the tree-cutting baffles them because they border the lot and are not in an area that is a part of the Cubs' Wrigley Field renovations.

The Chicago Cubs technically own the parking lot where crews are working.

When neighbors called 911 and Ald. Tom Tunney's (44) office, the tree cutting stopped but the future of the trees is unclear. WBBM is attempting to contact the Cubs.

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