2024 Cycle Pruning Program Status

The Forestry Division maintains over 21,000 parkway and city-owned trees. The City contracts with private tree care companies to provide various forestry services such as tree and stump removal, pest and disease management, cyclical pruning of over 2,500 trees annually,  and storm response. City trees are managed in a way that preserve and enhance the aesthetics of the community and maximize the benefits that trees provide now and in the future.

Residents can request an inspection of their parkway tree by contacting the Forestry Division or submitting a service request online below. Forestry Staff will review requests in the order they are received and determine if off-cycle pruning is warranted. Trees will only be pruned outside of their six-year cycle for the following reasons:
  1. Large deadwood or broken/hanging branches posing significant risk,
  2. storm damage,
  3. low branches blocking pedestrian or vehicular travel or causing a view obstruction,
  4. branches interfering with buildings, or
  5. other reasons determined by Forestry Staff.
Request Parkway Tree Inspection

Tree removal permit applications can  be submitted using the CSS Citizen Self Service Online Portal. Once the completed Tree Removal Permit Application is uploaded to the portal and submitted, you will be able to review the status of the permit application in real-time. All trees larger than 10" (inches) in diameter are Protected Trees and require a permit to be removed. Visit the Tree Preservation page for more information about tree removals on private property.

Apply for a Tree Removal Permit
*Note: A Tree Removal Permit Application Form will need to be uploaded to the online permit portal. 

Forestry Division
505 Butler Place
Park Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 318-5231