Removing & Replacing Your Trees

The Forestry Division only removes parkway trees when they have been determined by the certified arborist to be dead, declining or hazardous. The Forestry Division has the responsibility of ensuring the long-term health and safety of the Village's urban forest. Dead, hazardous, diseased, structurally unsound, and declining trees present potential safety problems to Village residents. If your tree has been removed, the following information may be of some help.
  1. Removal Procedure
  2. Stump Removal
  3. Replacing Parkway Trees
  4. Removal Permits

Removal Procedure

  • Certified arborists are continually monitoring for diseased, declining, or dead trees throughout the village.
  • Trees that cannot be saved are put on a removal list and removed as soon as possible.
  • Some pests and diseases may cause defoliation, making the tree appear dead, but in some cases it becomes necessary to treat these trees for insects or diseases.
  • While every effort is made to preserve our urban forest, sometimes nothing can be done to save the tree and it is in the Village's best interest to remove and replace it.