Right of Way Tree Maintenance
Tree City USA
The Village has been annually awarded the designation of Tree City USA since 1996. This award is presented to communities that maintain a tree board, tree ordinance, spend at least $2 per capita on urban forestry, and celebrate Arbor Day.
Why become a Tree City USA community? A thriving urban forest offers many advantages to communities. Trees help absorb the sounds of traffic in urban areas by 40%. Neighborhoods with trees are seven to nine degrees cooler than those without. Trees reduce energy costs by up to 25% by shading buildings and protecting them from winter winds. Homes with trees have higher property values. Green space plays a major role in improving mental and physical health, and planting and maintaining trees absorbs carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, mitigating the effects of climate change.
50/50 Tree Replacement Program
The Village also offers a 50/50 tree replacement program for residents that want to plant a tree in their parkway or private yard. Residents are reimbursed 50% of the total cost of up to $200 of a single acceptable tree, excluding sales tax, delivery, and installation.
Learn more about the 50/50 Tree Replacement Program