The City has instituted a 7-year pruning cycle for all its 20,000 trees. Every tree gets inspected and pruned once every seven years.
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No, the City does not have a brush pickup for brush generated from trees on private property. The City’s contractual waste hauler will collect brush as specified in the yard waste section. The City will only collect brush from City owned parkway trees.
No, the City does not spray or treat any parkway trees.
In order to remove a City parkway tree, there are several factors that go into this decision. The following are all factors for removal: overall health of the tree, tree species desirability for parkway use and future maintenance problems, size and appearance, potential for damage to hardscape, number of other trees in close proximity, safety hazards, and suitability of the location. Once the tree is removed, the stump will be ground down and the site restored with soil and grass seed.
There are two options available. Residents can plant their own tree after filling out a No-Cost Permit and having approval, or residents can participate in the City’s Share Cost Program.
Yes, as long as you apply for a No-Cost Permit and receive approval of this permit from the Forestry Superintendent prior to planting.
The City will attempt to answer questions regarding disease or pest problems, but the City will not do a hazard evaluation of privately owned trees.
No, the Park District has its own staff that maintains trees within the park system, with the exception of Adams Park, which is maintained by the City.
No, the DuPage County Highway Department is responsible for any damage, debris, garbage, or fall trees along the Illinois Prairie Path. They can be reached at 1-630-407-6920 or firstname.lastname@example.org