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Tree Body

About the Committee

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. Meetings are held as needed at 7:15 p.m. at the Kaptur Administration Center. All are welcome.


The Village of Palos Park is GREEN!

Palos Park offers a 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.



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.

  • 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.