Forestry & Grounds

The Public Works department -Forestry Division provides for maintenance and care of parkway trees and city cul-de-sacs. Several measures are taken to ensure the vitality of parkway trees and nursery stock, including:
  • Replacement of those trees in need of removal
  • Spraying to arrest or prevent disease
  • Tree removal in the event of storm damage, disease, or insect infestation (the confirmation of the Emerald Ash Borer in Prospect Heights)
  • Trimming to shape and improve aesthetics
Recommendations concerning general climatic and environmental suitability of all private and public plantings are submitted to and approved by the city arborist.

The Public Works department -Grounds Division provides for maintenance and care for all City owned properties such as the City Hall, Police Department, Train Station, Utility Facilities, Public Works Facility & all other properties.