Forestry & Landscaping

  1. Parkway Trees
  2. Parkway Restoration
  3. Parkway Tree Cost-Share Program

Parkway Trees

The Village of Lombard places great pride in the trees that enhance its beauty and has several programs to promote the health and diversity of trees located on public grounds. For more than 30 years, the Village has been named a Tree City USA for its commitment to enhancing and maintaining trees located within the Village. For detailed information, check out our Urban Forestry Management Plan.

The Forestry Division, which is comprised of a Supervisor and a three Forestry Technicians, is responsible for maintaining over 19,000 parkway trees. Although the Village’s parkway tree inventory includes 90 different species, five of the top 10 commonly planted species by percentage are Maples. Village staff is continuously working towards increasing the diversity of our parkway trees.

One way of increasing diversity is by offering a wide selection of trees during plantings. The Village does two tree plantings per year (spring & fall). Residents are always welcome to request a parkway tree by contacting the   Public Works Department. Requests are accommodated if there is sufficient space to support a parkway tree (see Spacing Requirements below).

All of the Village’s Forestry staff have obtained their Arborist certification. 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 world’s leading experts on tree care. Certified Arborists must also continue their education to maintain their certification and adhere to a Code of Ethics. Therefore, they are more likely to be up to date on the latest techniques in arboriculture.

ISA arborist certification is a nongovernmental, voluntary process by which individuals can document their base of knowledge. It operates without mandate of law and is an internal, self-regulating device administered by the International Society of Arboriculture. Certification provides a measurable assessment of an individual’s knowledge and competence required to provide proper tree care.

The Village of Lombard Receives Grant to Improve its Urban Forest

The Village of Lombard has received a $25,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Urban and Community Forestry Partner Grant Program. The funds will be administered by The Morton Arboretum and the Chicago Region Trees Initiative (CRTI). The funds will be used to remove declining, invasive Callery pear trees from Village parkways.

Village Tree Dashboard

Refer to the dashboard below for additional information about Lombard's Parkway Trees. Please note that the Parkway Tree Dashboard is updated on a quarterly basis and may not reflect current conditions.