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The duties of the Tree Body are to promote the preservation and reforestation program of the Village and to encourage greater public awareness and participation in this program. Monthly meetings are the first Tuesday of each month, 7pm at the Kaptur Administration Center. All are welcome.

Some Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age.

Tree Body Meeting Reports
No need to miss the valuable information of the monthly Tree Body meeting. Click on the titles to view archived reports.


Apple Scab
Care and Management of Native Oaks

Carbon Eaters Among Us
Dead Tree
Ginkgo Tree
How to Find an Arborist

“How to Mulch and How Not to Mulch”
Less Salt Please!
Lightening and Trees
Mulching the smart way
Oak Trees in Palos

Provenance is Important
Pruning Bits

Pruning of Shade Trees
Planting the Right Tree in the Right Spot

Second Chance for Elms
Stress Can Kill Your Trees

Suitable Trees for Palos Park
Tree Decline

Tree Myths
Trees and Deer in Palos Park
Trees Help Keep Palos Green

What's Happening to our Oaks?
Working Hard to Survive


Planting Your Native Garden
Take Root with Native Plants


Winter Chores
Winter Deer
Winter In The Park
Tree 'To Do' List Before Spring Arrives
Summer Tree Care Tips

Summer Water Tips
Don't Give Jack Frost Credit for Fall Colors
Welcome to Fall
Fall Special


Beware of the Emerald Ash Borer
Beware of 'Tree Gypsys'
Carpenter Ants and Trees
Deer Tick and Lyme Disease
Dutch Elm Disease

Emerald Ash Borer Arrives
Oak Wilt Spreading in Southeast Palos Park
Pests of the Midwest
Posen Ivy


Alternatives to Leaf Burning
Don't Forget...Leaf Burning is Not Allowed


Periodic Cicada
How to Mulch and How Not to Mulch
Top Ten things to do for Wildlife
Restoration Ecologist

Create a Small Wild Spot in Your Yard

The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDA) confirmed an infestation of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in the Village of Palos Park. PLEASE READ MORE ►

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The Village of Palos Park is going GREEN!

Palos Park is announcing a new program to plant trees right here in our community. We are joining with Spring Grove Nursery and to offer a convenient way to beautify our local landscape. Download flyer►


Normally, the White-tailed deer go through the mating season, also known as the “rut”, during late October through November. However around this time of year, all the natural food available to the deer in the surrounding forests, such as grasses, berries and acorns, are mostly gone. Deer will venture closer to the roads licking road salt that has been spread on the street by the Village, County and State to supplement their natural food requirements. Be careful and aware when driving, especially during the evening and early morning hours when deer tend to be more active.

Information Bits

Neighborhoods with well-shaded streets can be up to 6-10 degrees cooler than neighborhoods without street trees.

Deciduous trees, planted on the south and west side of your home, will keep your house cooler in the summer and let the sun warm your home in the winter, reducing energy use.

Just three trees, properly placed around a house, can save up to 30% of energy use.

Trees or shrubs planted to shade air conditioners help cool a building more efficiently, using less electricity. A unit operating in shade uses as much as 10% less electricity than the same one operating in sun.

Trees release oxygen and remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, helping reduce the effects of global warming.

A mature tree intercepts about 1,000 gallons of water a year, decreasing the severity of downpours, and helps control flooding and soil erosion.

Trees are good for people too. People living in “greener” surroundings report lower levels of fear and less violent behavior.



Kaptur Administrative Center
8999 West 123rd Street, Palos Park, Illinois 60464
Main: 708-671-3700 
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