As the city continues to grow, development spans. Roads have widened, shopping malls and plaza begin to spring up, while homeowners build homes or put additions on their existing homes. This slowly de-forests a community. As this slow urban sprawl often results in the removal of trees or even smaller impacts a trees critical root zone which will results in a slow decline of individual trees. Napervile realizes that they must manage their urban forest. When it comes to tree removal in the City of Naperville, as with many local cities and villages in Illinois, parkway trees remain city property and may only be removed by the city. In regards to private trees in the City of Naperville, all non-residential parcels regardless of lot size, are required to apply for a tree removal permit prior to removing any tree 4 inches or greater in diameter. This is the City of Naperville way of preserving trees on all properties involved in construction activity.
Naperville has been named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation for 23 consecutive years. The city recognizes that trees beautify and lend value to our homes, neighborhoods, parks and business areas. Naperville encourages tree preservation and suggest that you hire a tree contractor that can assist you with managing the trees on your property. The City of Naperville offers several information brochures available free of charge that can be picked up at their Public Works Facility.
The city of Naperville provides various tree management and planting services with in the public right of way that allows their beautiful city to stay green while embracing growth. Though management of trees on private property remains the responsibility of the homeowner, in order to promote planting Naperville hosts an annual Arbor Day Tree Sale where residents can select from hundreds of trees at fantastic savings to beautify their yards and help the environment. In regards to maintenance of trees on residential properties, the city does assist in providing brush collection for residents that can collect and place their brush at curbside, while also offering a holiday tree recycling program.
Despite Naperville's love for trees, they could not prevent their city from falling pray to the invasive insect species know as the Emerald Ash Borer. In June 2008, the City of Naperville received confirmation from the United States Department of Agriculture that the emerald ash borer was present in a portion of southwest Naperville, making this the first confirmed case of the emerald ash borer in Naperville and Will County. Since then most communities in the Chicagoland area have confirmed the presence of the beetle.
In April 2014, the City will begin the 3rd year of comprehensive treatment. Licensed contractors will utilize three types of treatments for the City's estimated 15,000 parkway ash trees. While the City of Naperville continues to battle the Emerald Ash Borer on public property, EAB infestations on private property remain the responsibility of the property owner. Private ash trees that have succumbed to the Emerald Ash Borer are required to be removed by Municipal Code. If you are not treating your ash trees, they will die and need removal.
Beyond providing information about trees in Naperville, IL Winkler's is also here to assist you with any questions you might have in regards to managing trees on your private property. Whether your questions include Emerald Ash Borer Treatments of regular tree maintenance, you can count on Winkler's Tree Service to answer all of you questions. One of our experts will visit your site to evaluate your trees and provide recommendations for maintaining your trees, which may include: tree trimming and/or tree fertilization programs required per your trees condition and/or species. If you would like to meet with one of our Certified Arborists or Tree Technician's then contact us today!