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The Forestry and Grounds Division provides maintenance and care of approximately seventeen thousand (17,000) Village owned trees and one hundred fifty (150) acres of turf.

Concerned about a branch blocking a sidewalk? Question about a parkway tree? When is Christmas tree drop off? Check out the Forestry FAQs.

Seasonal Brush Drop-off Program

In addition to the annual brush/branch pickup programs, the Village will again offer seasonal brush drop-off opportunities for residents on the first and third Saturday of each month beginning in June and ending in September. Brush may be brought to the Public Works Vehicle Maintenance Facility, 2405 Pembroke Ave., from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. free of charge. We will be accepting residential brush/branches only (no commercial loads), and proof of residency is required. Drop-off dates are as follows: June 1, June 15, July 6, July 20, Aug. 3, Aug. 17, Sept. 7, and Sept. 21. For more information, call 847-490-6800.

Selected 2017 Accomplishments

  •  The division was awarded Tree City USA recognition. This is the 26th consecutive year the Village has received this honor.
  • Assisted in the coordination of volunteers from Sears Holdings in a beautification effort at Arbor Day Park in preparation of the annual Arbor Day celebration.
  • Continued the annual Arbor Day Program with the 3rd grade class from Frank C. Whiteley Elementary School.
  • Completed the Emerald Ash Borer recovery program. A total of one hundred (100) replacement plantings were made in 2017. All Village‚Äźowned Ash trees have been removed, and a total of five thousand two hundred (5,200) replacement plantings have been made since the inception of the program.

If you suspect that a tree in your neighborhood has been infested with the Emerald Ash Borer, please contact the Public Works Department.

Arbor Day
Christmas Tree Drop Off
ComEd Tree Trimming Program
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)
Low Branches
Japanese Beetle
Tree City USA
Tree Care
Tree Trimming

Public Works Department - (847) 490-6800 -



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