You may see crews in yellow vests and hardhats looking closely at the trees in our parks through the end of June. What are they doing?
We received an Urban and Community Forestry Grant through the Chicago Region Trees Initiative and The Morton Arboretum to complete a digital inventory of our park trees’ species, size, and condition. Approximately 200 trees a day will be analyzed and documented.
Once the inventory is complete, a tree management plan will be prepared to guide our Staff Arborists and Parks Crews in maintaining those trees for years to come. We thank the Chicago Region Trees Initiative and the Morton Arboretum for funding this important grant program.