Tree Pruning

Contractual Tree Pruning Begins In December


Tree pruning is one of the most important components of maintaining a healthy urban forest. Pruning removes dead and/or competing branches to encourage healthy new growth and maturation. It also removes and reduces weak branches that can become a safety hazard. The process maximizes a tree’s value and maintains numerous environmental and community benefits.

While City crews prune trees on parkways and in public areas throughout the winter, the City uses a contractor to do additional pruning in order to accomplish more during the time of year when it's best to prune trees.

What to expect:

Contractor: Advanced Tree Care

When: December 2022

Pruning specifications:  Standard Class 2 – Remove all dead, dying, diseased, interfering branches, located in the canopy that are one (1) inch in diameter or greater. Raise the canopy to a minimum of fourteen feet above the road and eight feet over the sidewalk. Pruning shall be conducted in a manner that maintains the crown shape and symmetry typical of the species being pruned.

WhereView the Pruning Map for locations.

If you have any questions, please contact the Forestry Section at (847) 810-3564.

Want to learn more about the trees in our urban forest? Check out Forestry's Interactive Tree Map to identify tree species in parkways and public areas.

Stay Informed!