The Village of Morton Grove maintains approximately 11,000 trees on the public right of way. The Village prunes all of its trees on a nine year pruning cycle. This is done through the services of a private contractor and the Public Works Forestry Division. Residents may request their parkway trees to be pruned at any time during the year by calling Public Works. All tree removals are handled by Public Works staff. Trees are removed when they are considered to be dead, diseased, or hazardous. We do not authorize the removal of healthy trees.
2016 marked the sixteenth year that the Village of Morton Grove was designated a Tree City USA community. To commemorate this accomplishment, for the past six years, the Forestry Division celebrated Arbor Day with a ceremonial tree planting and distribution of seedlings to third grade students throughout the Village.