The Village is fortunate to have a vibrant, diverse urban forest with nearly 18,000 parkway trees. The Forestry Division is responsible for overseeing the maintenance of all trees on the public parkway through programs of systematic pruning, removal, planting, tree preservation, disease management and care for sick and damaged trees.

Click here to submit a Forestry Service Request online, or call (847) 853-7500.

Parkway Tree Pruning

Parkway & Private Property Tree Planting

Tree Preservation Requirements: In October 2021 the Land Use Committee of the Village Board initiated a review of the Village’s tree preservation and tree protection policies. All of the agenda materials associated with this review can be found here: Consolidated Tree Preservation Materials

Find a Local Certified Arborist©: ISA Certified Arborists are individuals who have achieved a level of knowledge in the art and science of tree care through experience and by passing a comprehensive examination developed by some of the nation’s leading experts on tree care.

Tips to Care for Storm-Damaged Trees

Dutch Elm Disease (DED)

Other Helpful Resources

Tree City USA

The Village earned its 39th Tree City USA recognition for 2022 for its continued commitment to a comprehensive urban forestry management program.

Wilmette has also been recognized with over 15 Growth Awards from the Arbor Day Foundation® for exhibiting higher levels of tree care and has been a Tree City USA Sterling Community® since 2003. The Arbor Day Foundation states, “Sterling communities are regarded as leaders in community forestry and are often looked upon as innovators.”

The Wilmette Forestry Division continues to carry out all necessary functions of a sound urban forestry program that could not happen without the ongoing support of the Village residents, the Village Board and its staff.

This page was last updated 9/21/23