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.

Helpful Resources

Parkway Tree Pruning

Tree Planting

Dutch Elm Disease (DED)

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

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 at the link below:

Consolidated Tree Preservation Materials 

Tree City USA

The Village earned its 36th Tree City USA recognition for 2019 for its continued commitment to a comprehensive urban forestry management program.

Wilmette has also been recognized with 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.