How will the tree species be decided?

Selection of the species of tree to be planted is recommended by the Village's full-time ISA certified Arborist, volunteer resident Tree Commission, and the Director of Public Works.

  • A preference is placed on species that enhance the diversity of the Village's overall tree population.
  • Preference to species native to northern Illinois might be given, depending on available parkway width, the types of other trees on the same block, and unit cost of the desired tree species.
  • Popular species that already comprise a high percentage of the village forest canopy will not be included in the approved species list, except on a case-by-case basis.
  • The approved species list will be reviewed and updated annually by the Tree Commission based upon seasonal availability, anticipated unit costs, and the current progress towards meeting diversity goals for the tree population.

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1. What is the goal of the Tree Replacement Program?
2. What are parkways and where will these trees be planted?
3. How long will the program last?
4. Which trees will be replaced first?
5. Why might my tree not be replaced?
6. How will the tree species be decided?
7. When will I know I will be receiving a tree?
8. How does the Village obtain the trees?
9. Will I be able to obtain a larger tree if I would like?
10. Can I opt-out of the program if I do not want a tree placed in my parkway?
11. Who is responsible for maintaining the trees?
12. Do I need a permit to remove a tree on my private property?
13. Why do I need a permit to remove a tree?
14. Do I need a permit to plant my own tree in the parkway?
15. Why do residents receive notices to remove dead trees?
16. What does it cost the Village to purchase these trees?
17. Can I have a parkway tree planted sooner than when the Village plans to do it?
18. What can I do to ensure the success of this program?