Village parkway trees are trimmed within various sections of the community during the months of December through March. The trees are pruned to eliminate low hanging branches, remove dead or damaged limbs, and reshape the tree crown thus enhancing and preserving the tree’s health and appearance. The objectives of the trimming operation include the following:
• Allow sun light to penetrate the crown of the tree to promote new growth and strengthen existing limbs.
• Eliminate weak forks in tree stems and reduce the weight on support limbs.
• Reduce the possibility of future damage to the tree by high winds and storms.
• Maintain adequate visibility and vertical clearance for vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
Public Works crews perform low branch trimming operations and remove damaged high branches. A tree contractor is typically hired to perform high branch tree trimming operations during the winter season. All branches are mulched promptly after trimming and the mulch is utilized to maintain landscape beds at various Village locations.
After the trees are trimmed they may look barren until new Spring growth occurs. History has proven that proper tree trimming is vital in maintaining the appearance and health of our urban forest.
As work is performed near your home, you may experience some minor inconveniences. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, please call the Department of Public Works at (847) 734-8800 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this program.