Forestry Division staff cares for Evanston's "urban forest." Duties include tree planting, maintenance, and removal.

Notice from ComEd Regarding Evanston Tree Trimming

Maps of intended work (October through December 2016)

Maps of intended work (January 2017)

Notification of work from ComEd

ComEd Tree Trimming Postcard

2016 Firewood Sales

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The City of Evanston’s annual firewood sale will begin on Saturday, November 5, and will continue through December 10, 2016. Sale hours are Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 2310 Oakton St., between the Recycling Center and the Animal Shelter.

Prices are as follows:

4’x4’x1.5’ x 2: $175
4’x4’x1.5’: $100
2’x4’x1.5’: $65
1’x4’x1.5’: $40

Payment by personal check is preferred, although payment can also be made by cash. Credit cards are not accepted, and delivery is not available. Staff may be able to assist residents with loading firewood into their vehicles.

Tree Replant Express Program

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Participate in the "Tree Replant Express" program. Purchase your own parkway tree from the City of Evanston and the City will plant it during the next planting season.

2015 "I Heart Evanston Trees" Art Contest! 

For a list of the winners and to view a slideshow of the selected images and a link to the merchandise order form please visit the "I Heart Evanston Trees" page.

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) Offers Free 18" Oak Saplings for Cook County Residents

The MWRD is offering Cook County residents free 18" oak saplings to plant around the county to help "green" the urban canopy. More details about the program can be found here >>>

Determine the Age of Your Trees!

tree heart.pngHow old are your trees? Measure the circumference, divide by pi (3.14) to get the diameter. Multiply the diameter by 10 to find out your tree's estimated age in years!




Tree City USA and Growth Awards 

Tree_City_USA_logo_web.jpgThe City of Evanston is proud to announce that for the 31st consecutive year, the Arbor Day Foundation has designated Evanston as a Tree City USA community. Only 10 other communities within Illinois have a longer consecutive streak than Evanston.

The Arbor Day Foundation also has recognized Evanston’s commitment to urban forestry with it's 14th Growth Award. This award is given for demonstrating progress in its community forestry program. In its announcement letter, the Arbor Day Foundation wrote, “The prestigious Growth Award honors environmental improvement and higher levels of tree care in Tree City USA communities.” Click here for more information.

You can help replace Evanston's public trees

Help the City replace trees destroyed by the Emerald Ash Borer by contributing to the "I Heart Evanston Trees" campaign!

Following severe storms in 2011 that destroyed many trees, a reforestation fund was established in to help maintain Evanston's parks and parkways. This fund also will be used to help the city replace trees destroyed by the Emerald Ash Borer. All donations of $25 or more will be recognized on this web site. Urban_Reforestation_Donation_Form

The form for Memorial Tree dedications is available here: Memorial Tree Form.

The Forestry Division would like to acknowledge the following donations:
thank-you.pngTo the memory of a glorious person, Ginny Cole
Deanne Anhalt
Laura Reed & Dan Walker
Johannes & Julia Weertman
Peter and Dorothy Marks
Jill & Jay Twery
In Memory of Howie & Maggie Bruder on their First Birthday Trees - Earth's Lungs!
Highland Garden Club
Lee Herschman 
Archie Stillwell
For Dave Ream & Jane Baker from the Cowans

In Memory of Dennis J. Whitham from Jimmy Roark, Jimmy Shelton and Energy Sales LLC

Free wood chips

Wood chips are available at the base of the hill in adjacent James Park, accessible by the drive at 300 Dodge Ave (at Mulford). Residents are welcome to take as much of the wood chips as they like.