Forestry & Grounds

The Public Works department -Forestry Division provides for maintenance and care of parkway trees and city cul-de-sacs. Several measures are taken to ensure the vitality of parkway trees and nursery stock, including: 
  • Replacement of those trees in need of removal
  • Spraying to arrest or prevent disease
  • Tree removal in the event of storm damage, disease, or insect infestation (the confirmation of the Emerald Ash Borer in Prospect Heights)
  • Trimming to shape and improve aesthetics
Recommendations concerning general climatic and environmental suitability of all private and public plantings are submitted to and approved by the city arborist.

50/50 Tree Program

The Public Works department -Grounds Division provides for maintenance and care for all City owned properties such as the City Hall, Police Department, Train Station, Utility Facilities, Public Works Facility & all other properties.