The Village of Oak Park | 123 Madison St.  Oak Park, IL 60302 |

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Parkway Tree Care & Maintenance

The Village of Oak Park is home to nearly 18,000 trees on parkways and other public landscaped areas. These trees represent more than 125 different species.  In 2015, Oak Park was named the state's first munipal arboretum. But life in an urban forest is not always easy for trees that must survive conditions much harsher than in a park or other protected green space. Village foresters must continually monitor trees for damage, disease and insect infestations, with an eye toward public safety. Most trees also have a set life span. Removing trees and planting new ones is a basic part of the life cycle of an urban forest.

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