Division Overview

The Public Works Forestry Division is responsible for the maintenance of more than 8,000 trees located in the public right-of-ways throughout the Village. The Forestry Division is responsible for routine tree trimming and pruning, tree and stump removal, tree planting, monitoring of disease and pest infestation, and maintaining an inventory of the Village's trees. The Village's certified arborists ensure that forestry work is performed in a safe and professional manner.

Thanks to the Village's commitment to the preservation and maintenance of its urban forest, the Village has been designated a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for more than 30 years. 

Urban Forestry Management Plan 

In 2022, the Village adopted the Urban Forestry Management Plan to guide its tree planting and management activities. The plan was funded through a grant from the Illinois Department of Natual Resources.