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Wood Dale Receives National Tree City Growth Award

Post Date:05/05/2019 2:05 PM

growth-awardThe City of Wood Dale is pleased to announce that for the fourth year in a row it has received the Tree City USA Growth Award.

One of only a handful of municipalities within the state of Illinois to receive this honor, Wood Dale is committed to planting and preserving trees within the City.

The incorporation of trees within a community plays a vital role in a city’s well-being, providing benefits such as the enhancement of air quality, reduction of stormwater run-off, shade provision, and the reduction of noise pollution. Additionally, providing trees within the community enhances the overall aesthetic of the City.

Wood Dale has adopted an ordinance to foster the incorporation and maintenance of trees established on City property, ensuring that a variety of species are planted each year. This plan also prevents against the inclusion of species susceptible to common diseases that would require regular removal and replacement. Residents are encouraged to play a role in the incorporation of trees on their parkways by requesting a planting through the Public Works Department.

The City also regularly educates its residents on the proper care and selection of trees through a comprehensive communication plan that includes in-person presentations, local school events and information presented through the City newsletter and website. Wood Dale also provides a monthly brush collection program to assist residents with disposal of branches and twigs.

Wood Dale was designated a Tree City in 2005 and has been a proud recipient of the Growth Award for the past four years thanks to its commitment to providing and caring for trees within the community. 

Click here to learn more about the Tree City USA program.

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