Tree Maintenance

Our professional Forestry staff manage and maintain 23,000 trees on land owned by the Village. Care includes removing damaged or diseased trees, regular pruning and planting new trees and beautifying the municipal landscape.

Storm Damage

The Village is responsible for the removal of fallen branches and debris from trees located on Village property.

Property owners are responsible for trees on their private property, including removal of debris as the result of storms. Residents may dispose of tree debris through the Village’s collection program for garbage, recycling and yard waste, or hire a licensed tree company.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does the Village offer mulch?

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Helpful Resources
Dutch Elm Disease | Click here to open

Honeylocust Insect | honeylocust insect

Gypsy Moth | Click here to open

Burlap Bands for Gypsy Moth | Click here to open

Fungus Growths | Click here to open

Emerald Ash Borer | Click here to open

Parkway Tree protection | Parkway Tree Protection

Pruning Map 2022 | Click here to open

Five Year Pruning Map 2022-2026 | Click here to open

Parkway Tree Species | Parkway Tree species

Watering Trees | Click here to open

Licensed Tree Removal Companies

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Companies performing tree removal in the Village of Downers Grove need to have a tree removal license per the Municipal Code.

Tree City USA

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The National Arbor Day Foundation recognizes towns and cities across America that meet standards of the TREE CITY USA program and promotes urban forestry.

Downers Grove has been a TREE CITY USA since 1984

Recognized in the Field

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The Village's Forestry program is accredited through the Society of Municipal Arborists.

Accreditation must be renewed every five years and standards are continually updated.

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