Forestry

The Forestry Department maintains and replenishes the woody vegetation in the Village Right-of-Way and in the Village parks, parkways, playgrounds and civic areas. The Forestry Department also plants new trees and shrubs, removes dead and dying trees and stumps, prunes Village trees, maintains a street tree inventory, maintains Village flower beds in the boulevards, and provides assistance to residents on tree related topics.

Planting Trees

  • In Village right-of-way:
    • The Village Forester has created a listing of Recommended Street Trees that are permitted for planting. Much thought has gone into this list to ensure species diversity and site adaptability within the Village. Residents are reminded that they need to contact the Village Forester to obtain a permit for planting within the Village right-of-way prior to any planting taking place.
  • On private Property (especially near power lines):
    • Trees growing too close to power lines can cause sparks, fires, power outages and shock hazards. To avoid these problems, property owners need to make good choices when planting.  Check out the link HERE for tips from We Energies and The National Arbor Day Foundation for more information about tree selection and proper planting locations.

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