Forestry

The Bureau of Forestry trims Chicago’s 500,000 parkway trees on a six-year cycle. It also coordinates the removal of 7,000 dead or damaged trees annually, grinds the wood from dead trees and branches into chips that are sold or used on playgrounds and vacant lots, and co-administers the City of Chicago’s Landscape Ordinance.

You may contact our office if you need a tree trimmed, or if you would like the city to check on the health of a tree. The bureau does not remove healthy trees. The Bureau of Forestry will not trim or maintain any trees that are on private property. Visit the Bureau of Forestry website here.

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