The City’s Parkway Tree Pruning Program is underway for the 2023 season as City crews and the City’s contractor, Winkler’s Tree Service, will start pruning parkway trees located South of Roosevelt Road, West of Lorraine Road, North of 22nd Street, and East of Blanchard Street. See a map of the affected areas.
Residents can expect to see City owned and contractor owned bucket trucks and chippers in work areas. Signage will be present to notify residents they are entering an active tree pruning work zone.
Parkway Tree Pruning Program
The City’s Parkway Tree Pruning Program is a program that helps preserve the natural growth habits of the City’s parkway trees, and is also beneficial for the following reasons:
- Helps to maintain a trees shape and appearance.
- Eliminates dead or broken branches and limbs that can fall off at any time.
- Reduces tree limbs and branches that occasionally grow too close to utility lines.
- Thins the crown of a tree to improve airflow, which is beneficial.
- Reduces branches that are crossing or rubbing together.
- Allows sunlight to penetrate the crown of the tree to promote new growth and strengthen existing limbs.
- Eliminates weak forks in tree stems and reduces the weight on support limbs.
- Reduces the possibility of future damage to the tree by high winds and storms.
- Maintains adequate visibility and vertical clearance for vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
For more information or questions, please contact the City of Wheaton Forestry Division at 1-630-260-2122.