TREE BODY NEWSLETTER
|“Winter in the Park”
Fall’s wonderful annual color show has ended almost as quickly as it
began. Winter’s long bone-chilling frigid squeeze has set in for the
next few months. With Christmas quickly approaching, Palos Park has
brightened up with the colorful seasonal lighting show which seems to
sparkle brightly from our community’s unique tranquil homes.
Breath-taking lights endlessly sparkle from frosted snow covered spruce
trees and tall leafless oak trees in surrounding yards.
Although the winter conditions keep us close to the comfort of our warm
and cozy homes, the snowy winter months allow us to see inhabitants that
aren’t commonly seen during the spring and summer months. Various
animals such as red fox and white-tailed deer venture out of their
habitat foraging for food and shelter. Birds, squirrels and rabbits give
chase to one another under bird feeders and nut trees leaving their many
different foot prints in freshly fallen snow. Winter’s days may be short
and cold, but take the time to enjoy the seasonal treats our environment
offers. Remember, although it seems a long way away, “spring” is right
around the corner.
The winter months are the best times to prune trees. Different species
of insects that invade freshly cut trees have been killed off by the
cold weather and the fresh prune cuts on the trees don’t pose risk from
insect invasion. Residents should take advantage of the pruning program
with “Groundskeeper Landscaping”. Call 708-301-7441 and tell them you
would like to participate in the .