757 parkway trees were planted
by the City this fall.
Wood Mulch is a good source of nutrients and protection for your tree. Once a year the mulch should be turned and new mulch added as needed. Mulch should be applied from the drip line toward the trunk. If this is not practical, minimum mulch circles should be 1.1 feet for small trees, 3.3 feet for medium trees and 9.9 feet for large trees. As beneficial as mulch is, too much can be harmful. The recommended mulching depth is 2 to 4 inches. Mulch should not be piled up around the base or against the trunk of trees. This is called a "mulch volcanoe". Read more »
The City is again offering trees for planting in parkways through its “50/50 Parkway Tree Planting Program.” Please contact the Public Works Department at 630-377-4405 to request a review of your parkway if you are interested in qualifying for this program. All requests must have an approved parkway review before an order will be placed. Please do not send payment at this time. Once approved, residents will receive a confirmation letter, approved order form and details on how to order a parkway tree. Read more »