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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 2018 Accomplishments

  • The division was awarded Tree City USA recognition. This is the 27th consecutive year the Village has received this honor.    
  • Continued the annual Arbor Day Program with the 3rd grade class from Frank C. Whiteley Elementary School.
  • Purchased and commissioned a new replacement grapple truck, an essential piece of equipment for the division.
  • In addition to the regularly scheduled spring and fall branch collection programs, the division performed a large-scale special branch collection program in response to severe winter weather in late November.

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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